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342) From the 50th anniversary of the "Chicago Evening Journal", "Birth Place Of The Journal / The Saloon Bld Apr. 22. 1844.", In tiny lettering: "A. Hylen Chica". Found in silver, aluminum and evidently in white metal, but I have never found one described as white metal. Rare in aluminum. Very Rare in silver. Rulau Chi 27. Aluminum, 38.4mm.

 

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Chicago Evening Journal Newspaper Souvenir 1844-1894 Medal
 

343) 1898 25th anniversary of the Detroit Evening News. Look at Presidential sale #56 lot#1640 for an example. Very Rare. Bronze, 41.5mm

25th Anniversary Evening News Detroit Established 1873 Medal
 

344) Evidently from the 31st anniversary of the "Philadelphia German Gazette". Rare. Silver plated bronze, 38.8mm.

 

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Philadelphia German Gazette 1879-1910 Americas German Paper Medal
 

345) This piece is like HK734, but showing the "Parrot Mine" instead of the "Anaconda Mine". Unlisted in the first edition of HK, HK734b in the second edition. Rare, and rarer than HK734. Rulau But 26. Copper, 37.9mm.

Parrot Mine Butte Montana 1896 Miners Tools Medal
 

345a) There are two versions of this souvenir medal, one that is dated and one that is undated. Shown here is the undated version that is pictured in the second edition of HK as HK734a(the first edition of HK pictures the dated version - shown below). Both varieties together, Very Scarce. I do not know which variety is rarer. Copper, 38mm. Images courtesy of Daniel Carr - Moonlight Mint

Lower Works Of The Anaconda Montana Hotel Copper Medal
 

345b) There are two versions of this souvenir medal, one that is dated and one that is undated. Shown here is the dated version that is pictured in the first edition of HK as HK734a(the second edition of HK pictures the undated version - shown above). Both varieties together, Very Scarce. I do not know which variety is rarer. Copper, 38mm. Click Here for two die varieties of the dated version. Images courtesy of Daniel Carr - Moonlight Mint.

Lower Works Of The Anaconda Montana Hotel Copper 1896 Medal
 

346) 1906 souvenir copper medal from a mining operation NE of Baker City, Oregon. "North American Mining Co. Shaft House / Sample Burkemont Copper May 1906. Souvenir". CLICK HERE for more info. Rare. Copper, 37.9mm.

 

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North American Mining 1906 Shaft House Burkemont Copper Souvenir Medal
 

347) From the 25th anniversary of "William F. Gable & Co." in Altoona, Pa. Rare in either silver or bronze, possibly somewhat rarer in bronze. I also found one described as gilt bronze(Charles Kirtley #90 lot#E004). Silver, 34mm.

William F. Gable & Co. 25th Anniversary 1909 Altoona Pa. Medal
 

348) From the fortieth anniversary of the The Fairmont Creamery Co. 1924. Rare, bordering on Very Rare. Bronze, 35mm

 

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The Fairmont Creamery Forty Years Of Service 1924 Nebraska Medal
 

348a) 60th Anniversary of First National Bank York, PA. 1864-1924. Rare. Gilt. Just barely makes so called dollar status at 32.7mm.

First National Bank York, PA. 1864-1924 60th Anniversary
 

349) Medal from the 50th anniversary of the John Larkin Company that was headquartered in Buffalo, New York. Scarce. Fairly common. Bronze, 38.3mm.

John Larkin Fiftieth Anniversary 1875-1925 Medal
 

350) A good luck souvenir piece of the 50th anniversary of Friedrich Refrigerators. Very Scarce. Gilt, 33.2mm.

 

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Friedrich Refrigerators Fiftieth Anniversary San Antonio 1933 Medal
 

351) Souvenir piece from "Paramount Pictures". This has the same reverse as HK740. Undated, but no doubt from the same time period. Probably rarer than HK740. Rare. Nickel, 38.5mm.

Paramount Pictures Inc. Souvenir Medal
 

352) 50th anniversary of Sunset Magazine. I have rarely found this piece. Very Rare. Brass, 35.4mm.

 

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Sunset The Magazine Of Western Living 50 Years 1948 Medal
 

353) 15th anniversary of "Electrolux". "15 Years Of Production Open House May 22, 1948 Old Greenwich Conn.". Everything is incused. Very Rare. Aluminum, 38.6mm.

Electrolux 15 Years Of Production Open House 1948 Old Greenwich Token
 

354) "Watts Silver Anniversary Year April 1, 1949 March 31, 1950". In tiny lettering next to rim: "W. & H. Co.". I have rarely seen this piece on eBay, sometimes holed. I found none in old sales catalogs. Very Rare. Bronze, 34.9mm.

 

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Watts Silver Anniversary Year April 1, 1949 March 31, 1950 Medal
 

355) "Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company" Chicago. Very Rare. Gilt copper, 38.2mm.

Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company 100 Year Anniversary 1950 Medal
 

356) 1925-1950 DeKalb Silver Anniversary, 25 Years Of Successful Corn Breeding. Obverse the same as reverse. Rare bordering on Very Rare. Silver plate, 35.8mm

 

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DeKalb Silver Anniversary, 25 Years Successful Corn Breeding 1925 Medal
 

357) Commemorating the 1925-1950 Silver Anniversary of the Knapp Monarch Company. From the collection of Dave Jensen. Rare bordering on Very Rare. Nickel, 38.4mm

Knapp Monarch Silver Anniversary 1925-1950 Medal
 

358) "IGA Silver Anniversary / Worlds Fair Of Foods / IGA Silver Jubilee / Waldorf Astoria Hotel / New York / 1951". In tiny lettering: "Whitehead-Hoag". Difficult to come by as far as I can tell. Very Rare bordering on Extremely Rare. Nickel(Nickel-silver?), 38.2mm.

 

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IGA Silver Anniversary Worlds Fair Of Foods Waldorf Astoria 1951 Medal
 

359) Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Storz Brewing Co, Omaha, Nebraska 1876 1951. Rare. Copper Nickel, 38.4mm. From the collection of Dave Jensen

75th Anniversary Storz Brewing Co, Omaha, Nebraska 1876-1951 Medal
 

360) Originally chartered in 1851, the Illinois Central Railroad was the main line running from Chicago to New Orleans. On it ran the "City of New Orleans", made famous by the Steve Goodman song of the same name sung by Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson. This piece also comes in a larger size. Very Scarce in brass. I found one looped example in silver that was marked "Sterling"(Dick Grinolds Sale Ex-102 lot#254). Brass, 35mm.

 

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Illinois Central Railroad For 100 Years 1851-1951 Medal
 

361) 60th anniversary of the US National Bank. The reverse commemorates a traveling museum which toured throughout the State of Oregon. It included historical items depicting Oregon's early history, including items from the National Archives. On display were two gold beaver coins with original dies. Very Scarce. Aluminum, 34.9mm

60th Anniversary US National Bank Oregon Historical Caravan 1951 Token
 

362) 100 Year Anniversary of the Elston Bank & Trust Company Crawfordsville, Indiana. Was swallowed up by another bank in the 1990s. Rare. Bronze, 38.4mm.

 

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Anniversary Elston Bank & Trust Company Crawfordsville Indiana Medal
 

363) Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Archer 1929-1954. It has the same reverse as HK707(look at #366 below for another) and it looks as if it is just as rare, maybe rarer. Very Rare. Aluminum, 35.6mm. From the collection of Dave Jensen.

Commemorating 25th Anniversary Of Archer 1929-1954 Good Luck Token
 

364) "San Diego Federal Savings & Loan" 1955. I have seen a fair number of these over the years. Scarce. Brass, 38.1mm.

 

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San Diego Federal Savings Loan 1955 Gold Is Where You Find It Medal
 

365) Commemorating the 50 year anniversary of the Badger Corporation 1905-1955. Not seen very often. Very Rare. Brass, 35.1mm. From the collection of Dave Jensen

Fiftieth Year Anniversary Badger Corporation 1905-1955 Good Luck Token
 

366) Commemorating 80 years, Weakley Watson Hardware in Brownwood, Texas. 1876-1956. Still in business today and claims to be the oldest hardware store in Texas. Reverse is the same as HK707 and #363 above. Hard to come by as far as I can tell. Very Rare. Aluminum, 35.1mm

 

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Weakley Watson Hardware Brownwood Texas 1876-1956 Good Luck Token
 

367)There are many rare pieces having the same obverse as HK517. Here is one showing Miss Sunbeam commemorating Fifty Years Of Pan-O Gold Bakers. Very Rare. Brass, 33.8mm.

Minnesota Centennial 1858-1958 Pan-O Gold Bakers Miss Sunbeam Medal
 

368) Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the National Cash Register Company. I almost did not include this piece because of the advertising reverse(with phone number), but decided to include it because it advertises what it probably a public "show", not a specific business. Very Rare. Brass, 35.1mm. From the collection of Dave Jensen.

 

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Anniversary National Cash Register Company 75 Years Business Show Token
 

369) 10th anniversary of "Southern Airways". I have also seen one in golden anodized aluminum. Very Rare. Aluminum, 39.1mm.

Southern Airways 10th Anniversary 1959 Token
 

370) Found in aluminum or gold anodized aluminum, each equally rare. Combining both metal varieties together, Very Scarce. Aluminum, 38.7mm.

 

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El Capitan Hi Level Train Streamliner Inaugural Trip July 1958 Medal
 

371) This is a fourth Swift dollar piece, not listed in the 1st edition of HK. Listed in the 2nd edition as HK907a. Both obverse and reverse are different from any of the other pieces. It appears to be rarer than any of the other three. Rare. Aluminum, 38.4mm

Swift Dollar Of Sales Where It Goes 1919 Token
 

372) This piece falls into the same category as the Swift dollars. From Standard Oil, showing "The "Pennywise" Use / Of The Customer Dollar". Rare bordering on Very rare. Aluminum, 36.6mm

 

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Pennywise Use Of The Customer Dollar Standard Oil 1950 Token
 

373) The Sherman Dollar. Another piece similar to the Swift dollars HK905-HK907. I have not found another. For now I am calling this piece Extremely Rare. Silver plated brass, 38.2mm

Sherman Dollar Total Expenditure Sherman Service Inc. Medal

 

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