Thursday, September 17, 2015

Naughty Tokens

Here is a video of some of my naughty tokens. Peep Show tokens, "Busty Betty", Zodiac tokens with sex positions, and a fake Arkansas quarter featuring Bill Clinton.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Hard Times Tokens - "Illustrious Predecessor"

I made this brief video about hard times tokens, and the "Illustrious Predecessor" Turtle/Sub Treasury token in particular. I'm sure I'll talk about hard times tokens some more as its my latest collection and therefore right now its pretty easy to find new coins.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Eldorado Saloon, Grants Pass, OR

I just started this blog to focus on my hobby of token and coin collecting. I mainly collect tokens from my hometown of Grants Pass, OR but I have been expanding my interests. I'll be making videos and highlighting some of the items from my collection as well as new finds.

I'm starting with this video highlighting my Eldorado Saloon tokens. August Fetsch made these tokens sometime between 1895-1910. This saloon was also called the Eagle or the Corner Saloon. It is hard to find a lot of information on early saloons in Grants Pass. The local newspaper, the Rogue River Courier, didn't print ads for saloons. I'm not sure if this was a "moral" decision or if there was a law against advertising. From the amount of temperance material published I'm going to say it was probably a choice of the editor.