No Coins...Just Tokens

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While hunting a property a woman across the street asked me if I was finding anything. I told her of the wheat pennies I was finding but nothing spectacular. She offered to let me search her 1900 property...which also has a corner grocery store next door to it that she also owns and it dates to 1900 too. The grocery is slated for demolition this month so I have not been wasting anytime. Needless to say I had high hopes...then reality set in. There are signals all over the place...clumps of nails...bottle caps...random iron. It also seems evident based on the gravel mixed with the dirt...and the deep 1970s memorial pennies the ground is disturbed. Anyway I have been trying to make a go of it and finally found these tokens today. A Cheerio soap token from the James S. Kirk Company of Chicago, Illinois that dates to the mid 1920s and a good luck token from the 1950s...I think.
 

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Wildcat1750

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What a great opportunity and some great tokens! Lots of possibilities at that grocery store site I bet.
 

OhioTrevor

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I think I like tokens almost as much as coins. Great stuff. Congratulations.
 
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The tokens were actually found on the yard side rather than the grassy area by the corner grocery. I have also found a 1920s era Insurance advertising thimble too. I will keep going back as long as the weather holds and the building is up...I have to...any history left over there is soon to be destroyed by progress! Thank you for the kind words and encouragement everyone!
 
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jewelerguy

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cool finds. I love tokens. The good luck token was made on a 'metal typer' machine. I'm not sure how long those machines have been around but I'm thinking they date as far back as the early 1900's. I found one once with a name and date of 1913 on it. My grandmother actually knew the woman named on it and said 1913 must have been the year she made it because she knew she was born around 1900 or 1901. I think they were a big draw in arcades through the 30's to 50's. I remember them being at tourist stops when my family went on vacations back in the 60's and early 70's
 

Trezurehunter

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Nice job on the tokens. I agree, with some of the others, tokens are just as nice to find as old coins.
 

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