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 Posted 03/09/2017  11:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Penny Presser to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am looking for a definitive list of all of the tokens produced for the 1954 General Motors Motorama celebrating the first 50 million cars built by General Motors. I have identified 19 varieties so far including Body By Fisher, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac, GM "Spinner" Coin, B-O-P Assembly, Buick, Central Foundry, Delco Appliance Division, Delco Radio, Detroit Diesel Division, Detroit Transmission, Firebird Concept Car, GMC Truck, Harrison Radiator, Made of 14 GA Metal, Rochester Products, Saginaw Steering, and Ternstadt Division.

Here is an example of the coins.

Any information or help would be greatly appreciated.

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 Posted 03/10/2017  04:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Neat. Give it a bit and some members will chime in. TIP: Flatten down those staples so they don't damage other 2x2's when stacked.
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 Posted 03/25/2017  9:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Penny Presser to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't had much luck determining how many different coins exist. I did write to the GM Heritage Center. They said the coins were available to every GM Division but they had no records regarding which divisions actually ordered any. They did send me a copy of the design document which is attached here.

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 Posted 03/26/2017  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ErrorCoins222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I doubt there is much written work on this topic. And I bet most collectors of these wouldn't go too far in trying to identify every existing variety. Your list is likely one of the most comprehensive on this subject.

I know little about them, but I wish you luck in your research. You might have to be the pioneer of this section of the hobby!
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 Posted 07/10/2019  1:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fintex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've been told there were 27 total coins made in this series but I have never seen a list. I have examples of seven additional coins to your list. They are: Cleveland Diesel; Diesel Equipment Division; Packard Electric; New Departure Ball Bearings; Hyatt Bearings; BLC (Brown Lippe Chapin).
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