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  1. #1

    Nov 2007
    CA via TX
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    Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    Anybody ever heard of these? I researched on the internet and seems quite common from the 40's or 50's. I've never seen one before. I found it at an old school. It was on edge and got a signal that bounced from silver to nickle and everything in between. So I was curious and dug it. My heart kind of jumped when I first saw it, thought it was some old large coin. Sorry there's nothing for scale in photos but I downloaded these off the internet, the coin I found is very discolored and did not photgraph well. It's a little larger than a silver dollar.
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  2. #2
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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
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    Re: Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    Hey I think Monty found one of those a while back....from the 40's
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  3. #3
    us
    Beep beep 'm beep beep Yeah

    Dec 2004
    Brentwood, NH
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    Re: Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    Correct again, Aunt Gyps; http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,17392.0.html
    Although, perhaps from the 30's, just based on the the old thread.
    Former Caveman... my brain shrunk.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2007
    Hollywood, Florida
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    Re: Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    According to www.dantiques.com, this was an early version of today's "high mileage" motor oils. According to the age of the engine, you were supposed to switch to thicker grades, of which there were four.

    Chip V.

  5. #5

    Oct 2007
    149

    Re: Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    Hyvis =High viscosity.. Great find!

  6. #6
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
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    Re: Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    Yep. I found one about a year and a half ago and it is one of my favorite finds. It cleaned up real nice. I found it at the base of a tree on a vacant corner lot. I was told that years ago there was a gas station there. It was one of the first finds with my GTI 2500 I think, and it showed up on the silver dollar icon and sounded like silver. Great find, not worth a whole lot but there are several collectors of petroleum industry tokens. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  7. #7

    Nov 2007
    CA via TX
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    Re: Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    Thanks for the great responses.

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2006
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    Re: Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    I found 1 of those in New Plymouth Idaho nice find. ....aa

  9. #9

    Apr 2007
    Evansville
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    Re: Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    The coin (medal) I found advertises piston rings, but its from the same time period, similar in form and design, these must have been a popular way of adbvertising or sales gimick, no commercial value, just a medallion.........

  10. #10

    Dec 2007
    Lebanon Co. Pa.
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    Re: Hyvis Motor Oil Mileage Meter Coin

    do a search under "pretoliana"
    There is a collector group with a publication called "Check the oil"

 

 

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