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    Hi,
    I went out today with my buddies, and hit a good target with four tokens in one hole. The 5 dollar one is a new one for me. Snagged a little silver and an Indian head as well.

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    Thanks for looking

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    Very nice! Tokens are always interesting and very collectible. Congrats!
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    Those all look in great shape. Four in one hole would be unexpected, to say the least.
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    4 tokens in one hole why thats a "token spill" (ok i just made that up ) but its true , its a great find in my book and first of its kind i ever heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    why thats a "token spill" (ok i just made that up ) but its true
    That it is. Dropped all at the same time. But a $5 token? Wow. Nice score.

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    Had a great hunt there.........that $5.00 token is RARE!
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    I think that's the highest denomination I've seen. My highest is a dollar. Great find WD
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    Very, very nice find. A $5 token...unheard of.
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    Haven't found a single token ever with a monetary amount on it, so a token spill is pretty cool to me !

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    A nice collection of tokens .

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    Tried researching the $5 token and found basically nothing. There were apparently a few $5 tokens made over the years, though most appear to be for bigger ticket items such as furniture judging by the tokens listed for sale online. But for general merchandise, I would think that it's very rare indeed. The few $5 tokens I could find listed for sale were posting for between maybe $6 to a few hundred.
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    I wonder why someone would carry bunches of tokens, maybe they were going to use all of them on one item. Sweet finds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I wonder why someone would carry bunches of tokens, maybe they were going to use all of them on one item.
    It's not the same as carrying around pocket change or your wallet to have on hand? Maybe going to the store for the week? But if $5 is for furniture then I assume that is a lot to be carrying around at once... idk.

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    Pretty Wild! Bet someone got in trouble for losing $6.50 worth of tokens. Lot of money back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I wonder why someone would carry bunches of tokens, maybe they were going to use all of them on one item. Sweet finds!
    The tokens date to the 1910's to 1920's. I would expect that at some point in the 30's or forties that they stopped using them. And that the kids were allowed to use them for play money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Tried researching the $5 token and found basically nothing. There were apparently a few $5 tokens made over the years, though most appear to be for bigger ticket items such as furniture judging by the tokens listed for sale online. But for general merchandise, I would think that it's very rare indeed. The few $5 tokens I could find listed for sale were posting for between maybe $6 to a few hundred.
    I would think it is a rare token. I have never dug a five dollar trade token of any kind. Verdenburg was one of the founders of the grocery chain Hy-Vee. And given that five dollars was a lot of money in the early 20th century they couldn't have made many of them.

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    Great finds, the tokens are always nice finds!
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