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Old 02-21-2021, 11:36 PM
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Default Tokens, Then More Tokens!

Spent the weekend hunting a pair of old parks. One I have hunted many, many times. Lots of wheat pennies and a pair of mercs. The amount of tokens I got over was crazy! Most are newer car wash and batting cage ones. I tumbled them all up this afternoon and they cleaned up really nice.

While at the park that I have hunted a lot in the past, I came across a deep, solid 17 signal. I usually consider the 17 range as junk, but because of the depth I decided to dig. Out popped a really sweet, old 5 cent trade token. A few feet away, another 17. You guessed it. A second one. I love those old tokens. It was a great weekend of hunting.

I found the 2 old tokens in a Utah Token guide book. Less than 30 known. They trade between $50 and $75 dollars. Made between 1900 and 1922.

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Old 02-22-2021, 12:22 AM
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Nice find
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:37 AM
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Dang man those 5˘ tokens are awesome. Like the transit one too! Great hunting!

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Old 02-22-2021, 04:11 AM
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Nice tokens. Will have to force myself to start digging 17.
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Old 02-22-2021, 05:14 AM
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Very nice !!! Love finding tokens especially unusual ones. Congratulations on your hunt.


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Old 02-22-2021, 08:39 AM
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You are now the token king of Utah, awesome.

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Old 02-22-2021, 08:49 AM
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Great finds, congrats

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Old 02-22-2021, 10:19 AM
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Very cool tokens ! Congrats on a nice hunt !

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Old 02-22-2021, 10:28 AM
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Congrats on the nice batch of tokens, Sweet silver as well!

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Old 02-22-2021, 10:34 AM
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Nice hunt SW, congrats on the shiny and the sizeable token haul. I love old tokens and do dig those deeper 14-17 signals as well. I had a token haul early last year. A bunch of Zodiac tokens with suggestive pose's on them. When I realized they were used for an illegal activity in a lifestyle I personally disagree with I pitched them. Actually gave me the willy's, needless to say I don't hunt the area any more. Glad to see you're able to still hunt. Good luck, Mark

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Old 02-22-2021, 01:45 PM
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Great hunt and the tokens are a real treat! I especially like the octagon shape. The Mercs are always a nice addition too. Hope you can find more on a return trip.
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:36 PM
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Fantastic token haul, SW - especially the two oldies! Tokencatalog.com has about the same valuation on them, calling it $49. But that's just based on public sale info (ebay, etc.) from several years ago. With less than 30 known, their value might well hit into the triple digits with the right collector in a private sale...$75 might be the low end, even in dug condition.

Anyways, I love seeing those old tokens! Unique local history packed into every one, making them far more interesting - and more valuable - than the usual silver coin!

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Very nice!! Congrats!
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When I first read the amusement token i read it as amusement.com Cool finds, love those old tokens.

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Now that's a cool pile of tokens! Nice!

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Old 02-22-2021, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamflicker View post
When I first read the amusement token i read it as amusement.com Cool finds, love those old tokens.
Yeah, what's it mean? Company?

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Old 02-22-2021, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by AirmetTango View post
Fantastic token haul, SW - especially the two oldies! Tokencatalog.com has about the same valuation on them, calling it $49. But that's just based on public sale info (ebay, etc.) from several years ago. With less than 30 known, their value might well hit into the triple digits with the right collector in a private sale...$75 might be the low end, even in dug condition.

Anyways, I love seeing those old tokens! Unique local history packed into every one, making them far more interesting - and more valuable - than the usual silver coin!
Thanks AT. I was thrilled to find them. They came from a small town that only has 3 different tokens listed in the Utah Token guide. The other two kinds list for $500+. Maybe I'll get over one of those high dollar one's at this park. You can bet I'll spend some time digging the odd signals there.

Because there are so few tokens from that town, some collector's will pay a premium for the type I found to fill a spot in their collection. As we all know, it comes down to what someone is willing to pay. For now, I'm just going to hold on to them and admirer 'em.

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Wow! 🤯👍🏻
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:58 AM
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I also love old tokens. Recently I found one for a Post Exchange at Camp Stewart (now Ft Stewart). The token and a bottle paid $.05. Big bucks back then.
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Congrats on all the tokens and silver . Amazingly nice pictures and great cleaning job !
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