Rare Cripple Creek token!!!

diggingthe1

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June sure has been a great month for detecting. This token is not in the books. When I went to look it up in the local directories yesterday I was surprised not to see it. I looked them over twice. I'm guessing the buisness set up before the fire and never had time to get registered, or else was doing buisness illegally. I sure like that it has the Myers Ave on it. This was in the red light district in Cripple Creek. On the same block was the famous Old Homestead House where Pearl Devere set up buisness. If anyone is good with newspaper searches maybe they could see if there is anything. " The Tango 311 Myers Ave Cripple Creek". Cripple Creek has an incredible amount of tokens associated with it but I think this one is pretty rare!!! Also, I found this what's it, if you have any ideas??? Happy Hunting!!!
 

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unclemac

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12 and a half was often the price of one free drink so you see a lot of bar tokens at that denomination. The concept of it being half of a quarter is an odd holdover from modern decimalization trying to accommodate older popular systems based on eights (reales/escudos for example). Our modern world acceptance of base ten coinage is really not that old.
 
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diggingthe1

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12 and a half was often the price of one free drink so you see a lot of bar tokens at that denomination. The concept of it being half of a quarter is an odd holdover from modern decimalization trying to accommodate older popular systems based on eights (reales/escudos for example). Our modern world acceptance of base ten coinage is really not that old.
I appreciate the post Unclemac I have always been fascinated with the number 8. That sounds like an easier system. I'll have to look into that more, thank you!
 

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