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 Posted 03/31/2014  10:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Well, it was presumably manufactured when Wallace was governor of Alabama, but it is unclear who the target market was and why the tokens were made. Anyone know anything about this token?





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 Posted 03/31/2014  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would suggest that your medal (it's not a token) was issued by the Alabama Tourism Department as a promotional piece while Wallace was Governor. Similar pieces have been given out by state tourism boards to encourage folks to visit.


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 Posted 03/31/2014  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, you sent me to the glossary to determine the difference between a medal and a token. I will try to do better next time.
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 Posted 04/01/2014  05:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Along with cars, presidents, states and other stuff it looks like the "coins"(tokens) that were given out by assorted gas /oil companies over the years I believe there was a Governor series too. Before State Quarters , most were about the size of quarters
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