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 Posted 10/19/2019  11:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Letty1993 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone know what this big coin is called? It has a Native American head on it and names all three big buildings, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Rockefeller center. It says 1898 on it and it looks like someone scratched "Coney Island " on it? There are no other numbers.

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 Posted 10/20/2019  05:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is called a medal or medallion, it has no redeemable value, only value as a collectible item.
A coin is issued by a government and circulates as money.
A token is a substitute for money.
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 Posted 10/20/2019  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@letty, first welcome to CCF. Second, yes that looks like a souvenir from NYC. It looks to be big enough to be used as a drink coaster.
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 Posted 10/20/2019  07:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is just a souvenir of New York city,not really a medallion or medal as been said might have some little value to a collector of NYC memorabilia. Generally found in the LCS (local coin shop) bargain bin. Coin collectors do collect items like that but they are low cost items.
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 Posted 10/20/2019  10:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The date is also not real, neither the Empire State Building ir Rockefeller center were in existence in 1898.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  07:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The consolidated New York City, as we know it today, was created on 1 January 1898. The most recent reference is to Rockefeller Center which was completed in 1933. I wouldn't be surprised if this piece turned out to be 70 or 80 years old. The more I look at it, the more I kinda like it.
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 Posted 10/29/2019  11:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RogerRamjet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To me, the cloud background on your NYC medal suggests that it's intended to look like a three bladed airplane propeller. Very cool unusual design.
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