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 Posted 11/30/2020  1:08 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add banjoman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been a collector for about 70 years and have been a dealer since setting up at my first show in the early 1960s. I specialize in tokens, and write a monthly column for The Numismatist. My personal collecting interests include mining company tokens and currency, embossed shell cards, early transportation tokens, trade tokens of all kinds, and many other things. I'm nearing completion of a catalog of obsolete notes from coal mining companies.
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 Posted 11/30/2020  1:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I remember going to Lackawanna coal mine in PA many, many years ago and seeing all the old notes on display. Apparently the coal mine printed it, paid the workers with it, and most of the stores in town were owned by the coal mine and only took that.
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 Posted 12/01/2020  10:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kcm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm quite new to the CCF fora. I revisited the large and wide ranging collection I stored in the late '70's and I've been acquainting and re-acquainting myself with it since 2017. A post on CCF steered me to There I was able to trace many of the dozens of tokens I discover I possess. I also discovered that I had some yet unknown or crying out to be completed in that extensive catalogue. I use the same moniker, Kcm, there.

Unable to research a few, I was able to add to the data base -- and that brought a new kind of pleasure. Those I put up were assigned the TC (Token Catalog) numbers listed below. That's all you get, just a number, no comment of any sort. Their software does, where possible, assign attributions. I exploited the site to great advantage nonetheless. (Thank you! CCF) Those I list below are just what I had as supplements to their data base, hence I've already completed the labors of imaging these. If you find the time, I'd love it if you'd send your expert eye to forge any comment you're willing to offer. Of course, I'm curious to know ball-park values if any have any value.

If, by chance you're unfamiliar with this beast, threshold navigation at that site is a bit tricky. If you click on the Display Tokens box, you'll be given the needed search page.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), U.S.A.
New York, New York (New York County), U.S.A.

TC-594788 Whitehead-Hoag Christmas token (32 mm.)

TC-594790 Mint token
Boston, Massachusetts (Suffolk County), U.S.A

TC-594791 Carolina Coal Co.
Attribution: Sanford, North Carolina (Lee County), U.S.A. [CA1]

TC-574488 (I completed thepre-existing listing with images and specs. only)

TC-596240 Concord Coach
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