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On 5/17/2021 at 7:35 AM, GB_Amateur said:

Strange denomination.  I wonder if a person had to collect four to be able to cash them in for anything of value.  Maybe a gimmick "made you look!".  Or the local merchants had some kind of promotion where prices included 1/4 cent and you got a discount if you turned in one of those tokens.  Historical society might be able to tell you the history.  If they don't have one locally then Springfield likely does.

Agree with PimentoUK -- the condition is particularly nice.  Makes you wonder if it didn't reach the ground until the house was razed.  I've found a few relics that I think went through that experience.

I was psyched as a little kid when I got a real wooden nickel from the hardware store doing a promotion. I failed to follow some of the oldest numismatic advice in the world.

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9 hours ago, KellycoDetectors said:

I was psyched as a little kid when I got a real wooden nickel from the hardware store doing a promotion. I failed to follow some of the oldest numismatic advice in the world.

What is the American advice. The only advice I got was to save my pennies, so you did not save the five pennies.🤑

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On 5/19/2021 at 3:03 AM, geof_junk said:

What is the American advice. The only advice I got was to save my pennies, so you did not save the five pennies.🤑

There's an old saying in America: "Don't take any wooden nickels." Must have been profitable to whittle counterfeits back in the day.

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