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 Posted 07/29/2019  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@LuckyCuss .... IMHO, your R-3 Watertown CWT is better than mediocre, an XF. It simply needs a bath in acetone or a gentle swabbing with Coin Care. Conservation will preserve the condition, removing contaminants surrounding the letters.

Discouraged? Having owned many beautiful AND downright ugly pieces of exonumia over the last sixty years, I've long accepted that condition isn't an end-all. I love the history, the mystery, the hunt! Hardly a week goes by that I don't snag a great buy or two.
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07/30/2019 7:22 pm
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 Posted 07/31/2019  08:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Steve to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ExoGuy, Thank you for the Welcome and the reply. I'm truely sorry for the late reply (long hours). Concerning the Atlantic City Token, not sure what you mean by the "overall fabric"? I even searched in the "Rulau US Token book 1700 - 1900" with zero results. So you may be correct. I'll try my luck posting in the identification forum. Maybe someone has seen this one somewhere. Thank you again.
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 Posted 07/31/2019  09:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Steve ... Thanks for the kindly reply. By "overall fabric" I mean that the token's style, its appearance, is far more similar to mid twentieth century trade tokens. The very name, Riviera, conjures up images of a Mediterranean resort and casino. These images date to the mid-nineteenth century.

There was a Riviera Hotel in Atlantic City (this post amended!).
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07/31/2019 10:52 am
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 Posted 07/31/2019  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Steve to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ExoGuy, thank you for the video. The one mentioned is in Vegas and does have a different spelling. I suppose the spelling on the token could be wrong, I have searched for the token with both spellings. I have considered contacting the establishments in Atlantic City to see the possibilities. I did contact the Chamber there and they hadn't heard of any with the spelling on the token. My search continues...
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 Posted 07/31/2019  10:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My mistake, Steve! I'd googled Atlantic City, and the video popped up. I mistakenly assumed it was the same Riviera Hotel as was located at: 1510 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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07/31/2019 10:50 am
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 Posted 08/18/2019  08:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Steve to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ExoGuy concerning the Reviera Restaurant token finally received some verified information from user "IdahoTokens" on Tokencatalog.com. As you stated, not a Civil War Token but is from the approximate dates of 1929-1930.

"NJ tokens were cataloged serially in the Journal of the Token and Medal Society many years ago, but it is probable that this one was not listed then. The Reviera Italian Restaurant is listed in both the 1929 & 30 Atlantic City City Directories as being at 2309 Atlantic Avenue. The 1930 CD shows Gene Davis as proprietor"

My search is complete. Thanks everyone for the help!
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 Posted 08/18/2019  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on pegging it, Steve!
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