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 Posted 04/07/2020  5:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BradleyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good evening guys, I'm new here. I created this account specifically for help identifying this possible coin that I've had for several years mixed in my collection. I am not sure if it is a coin, a button, or something else. Any help would be appreciated

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 Posted 04/07/2020  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@bb, first welcome to CCF. Second, that is an interesting piece. Is it about the size and weight of a quarter? If so, it might be an arcade token, but the flying eagle and stars motif reminds me of the reverse of Standing Liberty quarters. Also, please confirm that there is no design (other than the rim) on the reverse of this piece.
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 Posted 04/07/2020  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BradleyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Spence, thank you for your response. The obverse is completely blank except for the rim, it does not appear to have ever had anything on it. It is the size and weight of a quarter. And I agree the reverse looks very similar to a Standing Liberty quarter. That's the best guess I have to what it could be but there don't seem to be any known errors of this type with the Standing Liberty quarters. Aside from that I can only think is must be a button or strange token. It has the wear that you would expect from a early 1900s quarter. I also had it tested and it is real silver so I don't think that it's an arcade token.
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OK good to know that it is a silver alloy (as opposed to just being silver-colored). The design is distinct from that on actual US quarters, so I'm quite sure that it is not a mint error. Perhaps a blank which could be turned into a store card? I'll keep looking!

Two more questions: Is the edge reeded? What is the weight?
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 Posted 04/08/2020  4:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BradleyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It weights approximately 0.2 ounces. The edge does not appear to have ever been reeded.
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 Posted 04/10/2020  06:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@bb, I think that we have enough information to call this a token so I'm going to move it over to that subforum. There are a couple specialists there who might be able to further pin this down for you.
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 Posted 04/10/2020  07:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to be a generic stock brass token sample, blank reverse would show that the could have a die made for the business/arcade name.
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