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Presidential memorial/stat coin? Old Tippecanoe himself, W H Harrison
Posted by: Jaichim24
Date: September 14, 2008 08:59PM
Ok, going to post this here and the Etrac err, I mean explorer section. I dug a copper coin/token today on land that dates back to the 1800's but the section I dug this was near some apple trees, an old barn. The more recent "farm" section of the land. The pictures suck, the coin is basically behaving like an old wheat penny, so if I had to guess it's from the early 1900's. I'm looking for someone to ID this and point me to a web site that may explain it some more. I'm willing to bet it wasn't just a coin made after he died, but part of a series of presidential coins. That's just my guess though. It is slightly bigger than a quarter.

Here is what the coin has on it:

Obverse:

1841 9th President USA 1841 <----- around the top

A portraint of WH Harrison

W Henry Harrison <-----around the bottom

Reverse:

OLD TIPPECANOE <----around the top

Defeated Indians
At Tippecanoe

Major General 1812

Defeated Brittish in Canada

United States Senator

Minister to Columbia

Died
One Month After
Inauguration

The Washington of the West <---- around the bottom.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/2008 09:01PM by Jaichim24.




These were a series of tokens from gas stations given out in the 1960's I have dug about a dozen different presidents
Posted by: jeff & Maria
Date: September 15, 2008 06:28AM
Google gas station tokens or something similar and you will find them. I saw a complete set in a folder like you would use for coins at a flea market last year for $10 They really are not collectible, but still fun to dig!

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I dug a"Lewis and Clark" token in Nebraska. Elson said he dug "McCain and Palin" token at a park last year. :lol:N/T
Posted by: Vernon in Virginia~Formerly Alaska
Date: September 15, 2008 08:14AM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/2008 08:15AM by Vernon in Virginia~Formerly Alaska.

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I thought he said he dug it between 3 houses and a motel.:shrug:N/T
Posted by: Jigflipper
Date: September 15, 2008 12:34PM

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Re: Presidential memorial/stat coin? Old Tippecanoe himself, W H Harrison
Posted by: Jaichim24
Date: September 15, 2008 04:30PM
hrmm, no luck googling gas station token. Someone do the dirty work already and find a winning link? I can believe it's from the 60's, but I still wouldn't mind some more info.



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No, I beleive it was just 3 houses.........before the hotel was built. :clapping:N/T
Posted by: therick
Date: September 15, 2008 04:30PM

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Re: Presidential memorial/stat coin? Old Tippecanoe himself, W H Harrison
Posted by: Jaichim24
Date: September 15, 2008 05:43PM
Mystery solved:

Shell Oil Presidential Set


Presidential Hall of Fame bronze coin set. Shell Oil promotion, circa late 1960s. This 35-coin set covers the first 36 presidents from George Washington to Lyndon B. Johnson (Grover Cleveland as our 22nd and 24th president). The obverse provides the name and portrait of each president and his term in office. The reverse gives a brief biography. There is slight oxidation on a few coins. Also included is a 34-page booklet of coin-by-coin presidential profiles. This set still holds fine luster in the coins and the accompanying booklet is in fine condition with no tears or stains. The Presidential Hall of Fame and Presidential Profiles booklet are both marked 1968 The Franklin Mint. Each coin measures about one inch in diameter. The cardboard coin display measures about 8 inches by 10 inches. I have this set in a plastic sleeve for protection. This collector's set is in fine condition.



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