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Souvenir Token With A Horseshoe Made From Steel Of The Battleship Maine

 
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 Posted 05/25/2020  6:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ccaps97 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Interesting token with a piece of history.

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 Posted 05/25/2020  6:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@cc97, that is an interesting piece of history! Here is a link to the tokencatalog.com page:

http://tokencatalog.com/token_recor...ord_offset=1
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 Posted 05/25/2020  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really . . . really like that!
From the backwards S in Souvenir on the obverse to the horseshoe (that is unlucky hanging that way) on the back.
Appropriate as The Maine was unlucky. If you hang a horseshoe open end up it will hold it's luck. If it hangs the opposite the luck runs out.
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 Posted 05/25/2020  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've never seen that... very cool... Thanks for sharing
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 Posted 05/26/2020  12:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I avidly collected Spanish-American War tokens, ones that celebrated victory and were used for advertising, many years ago. Having not seen this one before, I suspect it's a fairly scarce piece. Cool acquisition, this! Thanks for posting.
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 Posted 11/30/2020  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add banjoman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are several different tokens with the Maine horseshoe reverse. I wrote an article on these and other Battleship Maine relic tokens and medals; it was published in the July-August 2020 of the Token and Medal Society's TAMS Journal. If you collect tokens you should belong to this non-profit organization. Feel free to contact me for membership information.
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