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Weird Fantasy Morgan 5 Dollar, Any Information?

 
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 Posted 04/02/2020  12:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mcstone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all, I hope this is the correct place for a question like this.

I recently purchased this token/coin thing for the sheer novelty factor but I cannot find anything about it online. Does anyone have any idea where it came from? It is way too detailed and we'll executed to be a one off in my opinion and I don't think it was made to deceive collectors because of the novel design.

This one has me scratching my head a little.

Many thanks,

Matt :)

Edit: It is 23.055mm in diameter and 1.723mm thick.






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04/02/2020 12:27 pm
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 Posted 04/02/2020  12:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If this isn't a day-late April Fools joke using photoshop, then I bet this piece was manufactured in China.
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 Posted 04/02/2020  1:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcstone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Haha! No April fools here I'm afraid!

Thanks for the input :)
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 Posted 04/02/2020  1:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Clearly not meant to deceive collectors since it's the size of a quarter. Pretty well done for a novelty piece!
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 Posted 04/02/2020  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcstone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I was thinking, looks like a lot of effort went into making it!
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 Posted 04/03/2020  12:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcstone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you mods for moving me to the right place :)
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 Posted 04/03/2020  12:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
could it be sized to fake a gold piece for the person jumpy about the gold buying frenzy with the TV ads and almost every pawn shop hyping gold. Thus the high quality of detail and finish.
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 Posted 04/14/2020  03:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly some casino token?

Decades ago - Silver dollar casinos were all the rage - I read somewhere about how some used silver dollars - mostly common Morgans and Peace ones, and they would file dates and mint marks and dates off to stop coin collectors.

That token is the size of a gold $5 coin, but much lighter. It could easily be from some long forgotten 50s, 60s or 70s casino.

Otherwise it could even be a brothel token!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 04/14/2020  05:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcstone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oooh! Thanks for the input, I had no idea tokens like that existed. I'll start looking into it. Maybe I'll start with some research at the casino... I'll give the brothel a miss tho ;)
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