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 Posted 04/06/2021  10:00 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Nurbloc2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've had this coin for over 30 years. It came from a person that cleaned the Las Vegas greyhound bus station for over 50 years and had been collecting found coins. No one has been able to identify it so any help would be appreciated. Oh and it's tiny... maybe 1/2 inch diameter... and it's not a Red Cross coin. THANKS!





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 Posted 04/06/2021  10:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. While waiting for better info to come along, just think of the stories to be told--cleaning the Vegas Greyhound bus station for all those decades.
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 Posted 04/06/2021  10:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nurbloc2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes... I was so lucky... a friend of a friend mentioned this old man with a stash of old coins. Of course I had to sit through hours of talking to convince him they were going to a good home! 50 years ago I noticed a change in pennies, when wheat pennies were still in circulation and I would hide those strange pennies, like a secret treasure. Of course at 6 years old I thought I was the only one that knew or cared about those strange coins. I've collected many more coins since then, half still not identified but I have time &
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 Posted 04/06/2021  10:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a coin.

Button? (blank reverse with what looks like two protrusions?)

I imagine a bus station is place where a button might be found.
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 Posted 04/06/2021  11:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nurbloc2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow...a button.... you could be onto something here. I found maybe something similar but it won't let me post the image... augh.

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 Posted 04/10/2021  10:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be a button, but I think that normally the broken off bits on the back would be closer to the center. How about an old pin instead? The cross on the other side is similar to a red cross pin, perhaps a bit like this early 1900s Boy Scout volunteer pin (but with the enamel all missing):



Interestingly, both seem to have a textured surface on the inside of the cross (maybe to provide a rough surface for the enamel to grab?)

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 Posted 04/10/2021  2:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Have to agree with spence it is a lapel pin The stubs from the hinge pin and keeper are about right for that size disc. and with both crosses havining texture surface I think he is right on
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