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A Picher Oklahoma Token

 
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 Posted 02/28/2021  6:03 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this in a random coin grab bag from an auction a few months ago, and wondering how common or rare Picher tokens are? This is now one of my favorite "good-for" tokens in my collection due to its famous location. When I researched the company (Hibbs Lumber co.), it was founded in 1917, so I'm guessing this token was probably made about that time or a little later.



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Im wondering if anybody else has ever seen this particular type before. One other token website only listed 5 other Picher tokes, all different from mine.
Edited by mrwhatisit
02/28/2021 6:09 pm
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 Posted 02/28/2021  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An interesting pick-up @mrw! I'm not seeing anything from Hibb's Lumber on tokencatalog website, although there is a series from Mauser Grocers in Picher OK.
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 Posted 02/28/2021  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually Spence, I think it may have been that token website.
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 Posted 02/28/2021  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Company store token for a saw mill in a mining tow for zinc and lead Probably late 1800's early 1900's town is now mostly a ghosttown it is a super fund clean up site.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/invest...-town-n89611
google it as there was a doc on netflix and some other info.
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 Posted 02/28/2021  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't see it in the 2007 Oklahoma Exonumia Catalog by Chadwick, so I'd guess it is "scarce/rare" or was previously "unknown". (That catalog pretty much covers Oklahoma tokens like a blanket!)
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02/28/2021 9:48 pm
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