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Two Tokens - One Unknown, One For More Information.

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 Posted 11/05/2012  10:47 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add scottf to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have recently found (metal detecting) two tokens. Both found in Alberta Canada.

One is marked Hotel Allan Rossland BC, good for 6 1/4 cents at the bar. Which I have identified as being from a gold rush age hotel from that town that burned down in 1978. If anyone has more info it would be greatly appreciated. The token is aluminium and in very rough shape, here is a photo.

The other is a brass/copper one I haven't identified. It has the letters C.B. on one side and Automat on the other. Any info on this would be super. Here is a photo of it.

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 Posted 11/05/2012  8:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Peter THOMAS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the old one: great denomination - 6.25 cents, or half of one real, which was one-eighth of a Spanish dollar.
What a great find !

"Automat", I suspect is from a much more modern vending machine.
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 Posted 11/06/2012  07:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add philadelphian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Um, I hope you're not saying you think the first coin is contemporary with the Spanish milled dollar. The Canadian gold rush town of Rossland, British Columbia, was only incorporated in 1897. As to the denomination, probably just means four of them are good for a quarter.
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 Posted 11/07/2012  09:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I recall correctly, 6 1/4 cents would be equivalent to 1/16 of a US dollar, and also 1/16 of the Spanish dollar or 8-real coin, which was legal tender for some time in the US as US$1.
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