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1882 Pennsylvania Bicentennial William Penn token, value and grade request  
 

 
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 Posted 06/12/2018  10:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Johnathan55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Fun fact, despite that fact that this token says "U.S. MINT" on it, it was found mixed in with a bag of foreign coins. Woo!

I did a little reading on the origins of these tokens, It looks like they were made at the Philadelphia mint and given out during a parade in 1882. How this one made it to the present in such great condition, I have no idea!

It still has some really nice mint luster and I heard that this token may have some value, would it be worth sending it off to ANACS or the like? Thanks!

(Also, Is the tip of Penn's nose worn or is that just the design of this token? That's been driving me crazy.)





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 Posted 06/13/2018  10:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HoboNickelCarver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great Find!
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The color of your medal suggests to me that it is one of the 20th century re-strikes in yellow-bronze vs an original from 1882.

What is its diameter?





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Ah darn, I hope it's original, it's one of my favorite token finds so far.

It's about 25.55 mm in diameter, and weighs about 7.08 grams.
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