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 Posted 12/28/2018  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nautilator to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The wording on this says "Payable at any store in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories during centennial year 1970". It was probably yet another example of souvenir/centennial/sesquicentennial tokens issued by many towns, including our own. I think there were a whole bunch of things like this -- Canadian municipal trade tokens -- but have not had a chance to do any in-depth research on them.

It's just under 3.5" in diameter. I don't know what animal was used here, but it certainly looks reasonable to be a beaver. That's another thing I was going to try and figure out when I had the chance to do some real research on this.

I ended up paying $60 for it, including shipping. I wouldn't necessarily recommend that sort of price to a casual collector but it goes so well with all the other leather/animal skin money I've already got that I was relatively ok with it. The seller tells me he knows of just one other person in Canada who has one, and paid $75 (CAD, I presume) for it.
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 Posted 12/28/2018  8:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So my gift to myself finally arrived. This is a Canadian municipal trade token, issued in 1970 by Fort Smith, NWT. While hard to see, it has a face value of $3 and was spendable in stores during that year. As for what it's made of... well, I hope that's obvious!
Very interesting!
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 Posted 12/28/2018  8:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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As for what it's made of... well, I hope that's obvious


Kinda looks like Justin Bieber's hair circa 2010.


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 Posted 12/28/2018  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Kinda looks like Justin Bieber's hair circa 2010.
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 Posted 12/28/2018  9:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
According to my "standard catalogue of Canadian Municiapl trade tokens and notes" by Serge pelletier, it is made of Beaver skin. The "mintage" is not listed, unknown to the author in the 1993 catalogue.
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 Posted 01/17/2019  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just caught myself up on the last couple of months of this thread that I missed.

Some really cool entries during that time.
http://goccf.com/t/303774
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
http://goccf.com/t/303507
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 Posted 02/12/2019  06:08 am  Show Profile   Check casualcoincollector's eBay Listings Check casualcoincollector's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add casualcoincollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is Silver/Niobium coin that I acquired recently. It is one of the only Niobium coins that I have come across that is not anodized so that you can actually see the natural color of the metal.

It's a 2005 Mongolia 500T and the Snow Leopard is made of Niobium.

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 Posted 02/12/2019  08:35 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@casualcoincollector. That Mongolian silver is really cool.
http://goccf.com/t/303774
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
http://goccf.com/t/303507
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 Posted 02/12/2019  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Check casualcoincollector's eBay Listings Check casualcoincollector's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add casualcoincollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@chafemasterj, jbuck,

Thanks!

So, here is something that I think is pretty cool and interesting that a friend of mine gave to me recently. It is Chinese Tea Brick Money. I don't know if this particular example was actually intended to be used as money but my friend did say that he had acquired it in the late 1970's so it is at least several decades old. So, maybe, but regardless of that I still think that it is a very cool and interesting piece. Below is a link to an article that talks about Tea Brick Money.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/...brick-money/


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 Posted 02/13/2019  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Check casualcoincollector's eBay Listings Check casualcoincollector's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add casualcoincollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jbuck

Thanks!
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 Posted 02/13/2019  11:55 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Casualcoincollector, very cool and interesting! Almost looks like a chocolate bar.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1988 P LMC RDV-006, 1998 P LMC Wide AM, and 2000 P LMC Wide AM. http://goccf.com/t/327834 http://goccf.com/t/294303 http://goccf.com/t/312900
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
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