Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Scrip



I have scrip from The Champion Coated Paper Co, Hamilton,OH. It is 5 cents to be used at their company store. On rev. is The Osborne Reg. Pat. Pend. I have tried very hard to get any info on this.....Rarity,Value Anything but has been unable to. I was thinking of having it graded but if is not valuable I'm not gonna. Any info you can give would be VERY helpful.
Thank You!!!


I'm not familiar with this token, but found a $1 one listed on eBay by mike_felts (3720). It sold for $9.95 on 3/17/13, with the following description "The Champion Coated Paper Co. 1 Dollar Company Store Token Hamilton, Ohio 1930's". My guess is that yours would bring a similar price to an interested collector.

It went on to say "Company Store Token in Hamilton, Ohio. Merchandise Only. The company later on became known as Champion International  Paper Company. The Token was made by The Osborne Register company in Cincinnati, Ohio. These tokens were used I believe from the late 1920's to the late 1940's due to the great depression. The size of the token is 1 1/4 inch /32mm in diameter. Composition: Copper. I would grade the token Very Fine condition.

I also found two links with some possible added data. See: and

If you live close to a local shop, they should offer an opinion as to their value at no charge. Should you decide to sell your token to a dealer, remember they will offer about 50% to 60% of the retail value. Always try and get at least two opinions and try and deal with PNG dealers if possible. Here's a link to find one in your area:

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


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