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Oak Island Nova Scotia Treasure Token

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 Posted 04/30/2013  09:17 am Show Profile Check noahs-numismatics's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Listed this on eBay, and was not expecting it to get any bids yet, so thought I'd share.

Upon reading on the internet, I found out that these were usually 'seeded' into the ground for treasure hunters to find. Haven't seen any completed listings for it.

Anyone have any info about the coin or seen one before?
Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WOW-Oak-Isl...em43bb748bef

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 Posted 04/30/2013  09:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philadelphian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Um, is that the correct listing?
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 Posted 04/30/2013  10:27 am  Show Profile Check noahs-numismatics's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oops.. thanks for the correction
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 Posted 05/05/2013  09:14 am  Show Profile Check noahs-numismatics's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
$12?
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 Posted 05/05/2013  1:33 pm  Show Profile Check chequer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nova Scotia medals is one of my main interests. Oak Island is near Mahone Bay, NS and is quite famous as possibly being the sight of Captain Kidd buried treasure, with lives and millions of dollars having been spent trying to locate the treasure. Book have been written about this place. This is a souvenir medal. The mint is unknown, likely a stock blank being used, and it is aluminum, 26mm and the mintage is unknown. It has a catalogue value of $5, but because these come up for auction so rarely (I only have one and paid just under $5 for mine in unc) clearly you have at least a couple of bidders who really want the medal. My bid is in there, but lower than the $12.

Oh, there are two versions too, one without the inverted USA and one with, like this one.
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I was ready to bet this was one of the places with a Capt-Kidd's-Treasure tradition!
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 Posted 05/05/2013  2:12 pm  Show Profile Check chequer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or Blackbeard ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Island
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 Posted 05/05/2013  2:31 pm  Show Profile Check noahs-numismatics's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool, thanks for the info! I love to know the purpose of tokens like this.

Why is the USA there?
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 Posted 05/05/2013  4:34 pm  Show Profile Check chequer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My hypothesis would be that they got them made in bulk by a US company used to making such promotional items, and said company likely has a stock of aluminum blanks like that.
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 Posted 05/05/2013  7:28 pm  Show Profile Check noahs-numismatics's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool! Interesting!

Someone wanted it badly, just under $30!
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 Posted 05/05/2013  7:57 pm  Show Profile Check chequer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yup, two people got into a war for this... nice. Honestly, had I not had picked one up recently, I would have been up there too. I know because I went to look for mine and couldn't find it with my other NS medals. Luckily I found it in a loose pile or I would have been bidding!
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 Posted 05/05/2013  8:41 pm  Show Profile Check noahs-numismatics's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add noahs-numismatics to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Thanks for the information! Learned something from this! That is the best part most of the time!
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