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    First Holed Token

    Hi,
    When I first dug this one it had so much pocket wear I thought it was a tool tag.
    People used to hole tokens and coins and then run a loop string or wire through them so that they wouldn't lose them. Sometimes they would sew them into their clothing. I like them better then intact coins and tokens. It is an M.P. Tilton 10 cent General Merchandise trade token from Lamoni, Iowa.
    Thanks for looking!
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    I just love old trade tokens, and that one is a nice example!

    I've always wondered about those hole theories. I wonder if kids holed coins and tokens so they could wear them around their neck on a string?

    Congrats on the neat find!
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    Very interesting... I've never seen a holed trade token before. Cool find.
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    congrats for the token. They are really interesting to find. Safe & HH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    I just love old trade tokens, and that one is a nice example!

    I've always wondered about those hole theories. I wonder if kids holed coins and tokens so they could wear them around their neck on a string?

    Congrats on the neat find!
    I've thought the same thing about kid's making necklaces. But I've also seen tokens and coins with two holes. My favorite explanation would be coin worms, but I probably just have an over active imagination. Lol

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    Nice grab on the token!! Never knew they would hole them too. Have seen plenty of coins holed though. Two holes in a coin around our area of the country were usually put in coins to make a wizzer toy. Not sure if that is the technical name for it, but here is a picture of one. Not the best picture, but you can see how it was set up. Some people even cut the edges of the coin to look like a gear (like the one pictured) so that it would make more noise when spinning. Nice find!

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    Great score on the ole token

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    Nice old token. I also never saw one holed. Wish there were more old token out this way.

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