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That is a pretty cool Token, Calabash.   

I did a google for bread tokens....I never knew bread tokens were so widespread.  I guess they were loyalty rewards?

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Mike

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From the Great Depression? Can you still use it? :)

Wonder if Panera accepts them hehe

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Great tokens everybody.I     remember in a  old Whites magazine add that someone found a token from  the great Ghost town of  Bodie ,California.That is as good as it gets to me.

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Those used for general trade or did they come out during the depression for rations?

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15 hours ago, kac said:

Those used for general trade or did they come out during the depression for rations?

The token I found was used for general trade, according to Stuart Pritchard's Guide to Colorado Merchant Trade Tokens book there were three different versions for this token which circulated around 1895 to 1905.

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Aluminum Palmolive Soap Token. "Good for One Cake." Had me head-scratching all day... until I got home to DAGS.

edit: (It was badly corroded and only partially legible— as you can imagine many years buried in the soil would do to Aluminium.)

Big old thing, too! My heart skipped, then sank when I realized, "No Johnny, It's not a Silver Dollar..."

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That is one of the exciting things about detecting.  The surprise and amazement when something new comes from the ground.

 

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