Monday, October 9, 2017

Oregon Card Room Tokens

Here are some tokens from various card rooms when these kind of social gaming establishments were legal. Please comment if you know anything about any or these card rooms and the types of games played in them.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Depression Scrip of 1933

A brief explanation of depression scrip and its purpose. These are my scrip examples from Grants Pass, OR

Friday, September 29, 2017

It was a good week

A few coins and tokens I got this week including a 1855 half dollar and a Deer Bark Saloon token from Kerby, Oregon

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hard Times Tokens - Running Boar

Because I published my last video early here is an older video I made to explain this popular Hard Times Token featuring a running boar.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Presidential Campaign Medals/Tokens - 1912 to 2016

Here are a few examples of Presidential Campaign Medals from 1912 to 2016. Actually they start in 1928 because cheaper celluloid buttons pretty much eliminated these cool medals.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Oregon Trade Tokens

My collection of Oregon Trade Tokens. Mostly in alphabetical order except for a few new acquisitions.

Monday, September 4, 2017

5 Types of Coin Collecting

I briefly describe the 5 major areas of coin collecting for new collectors.

Some books to help new collectors:
A Guide Book to United States Coins -
A Guide Book of United States Paper Money -
Coin Collecting for Dummies -
Modern World Coins -
Handbook of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins -

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Presidential Campaign Medals/Tokens -1884 to 1908

Here are some examples of Presidential Campaign Medals from 1884 to 1908 with an overview of the candidates and a brief of history.

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Curse of the Incuse Tokens

These are three incuse design trade tokens from Grants Pass, Oregon. In researching them I found that each of them had a sad tale to tell.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

13 of my favorite Tokens and Coins

Here are a few of my favorite tokens and coins from my collection. It's hard to pick just a few, but I tried to select just a couple from each of my binders.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals - 1868 to 1880

A brief description of Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals and a overview of the candidates and some tokens from 1868 to 1880.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What are trade tokens?

A brief description of trade tokens (also known as good for or merchant tokens) including the styles, metals and denominations.

Useful links:

Oregon Trade Tokes -
Washington Trade Tokens -

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7 Tips for New Coin Collectors

7 Tips for New Coin Collectors. Check out these links.

Official Red Book 2018 -
Photograde -
Canadian "Red Book" -

Assorted 2x2 flips -
20 pocket binder pages -
Plastic Coin flips -
10x Jeweler's Loupe -

ANA website (great for finding coin clubs and shows) - a great site for identifying foreign coins.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals - 1860 &1864

A brief description of Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals and a overview of the candidates in 1860 and 1864.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

What are Civil War Tokens?

A brief explanation of what civil war tokens are for those interested in collecting them. I'm sorry I don't have better examples.

Here is a good book on the subject:
A Guidebook to Civil War Tokens -

If you're interested in more books and info check out the Civil War Token Society -

Saturday, July 29, 2017

5 Odd & Obsolete US Coin Denominations

For new collectors and old collectors alike here are 5 Odd and Obsolete (sort of) US coin denominations.

Find these and more listed in the Official Redbook:

Friday, July 28, 2017

Coin show finds #1

This is a video I recorded last year but never uploaded. I was a little embarrassed by it because the Lewis & Clark piece once had a loop and I didn't realize. That's why you should research a little before you buy. It was less than $15 and 111 years old so it wasn't a bad mistake, but one to learn from. Anyway if you'd like to see more of these coin show and ebay reviews please comment below.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals - 1840 to 1856

A brief description of Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals and a overview of the candidates and some tokens from 1840 to 1856.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What are Hard Times Tokens?

An explanation of just what Hard Times tokens are for new and potential collectors.

A Guide Book of Hard Times Tokens -

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Zimbabwe Currency: A Study in Hyperinflation

A look at Zimbabwe notes from 2007 and 2008 as hyperinflation pushed their currency to record highs for denominations, concluding with the $100 Trillion dollar note.

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Mystery of Comic-Coins

I show some Comic-Coins including one in it's original box, but where are the other designs? Comic-Coins were made by The National Sanitation Labs Inc in the 1960's and distributed in the same vending machines as condoms and ointments. If you know anything more about them please comment below.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Review - A guide book of Hard Times Tokens by Q. David Bowers

This is my review of the book "A Guide Book to Hard Times Tokens" by Q. David Bowers.

Please like and subscribe. Comment below if there is anything you'd like to see a video about.

A Guide Book of Hard Times Tokens -

Friday, July 14, 2017

Naughty Adult Tokens - Part 2

A few more adult tokens I picked up at a coin show in February 2017. Please like and subscribe and comment on anything you'd like to see.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hard Times Token, I take the responsibility

Another Hard Times Token from my collection. This one features Andrew Jackson saying "I Take The Responsibility" and "The Constitution as I understand it"

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hard Times Token - Van Buren Metallic Currency 1837

A bit of history on this Hard Times Token featuring the wreck of the Van Buren experiment and smooth sailing under Webster and the Constitution.