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Hi;
I found this coin with some other stuff that was put away many years ago. It has nothing on it but a "S" on each side. The only thing I can think of is that it is a coin put out a football team, The Saskatchewan Rough Riders. The "S" is similar to there logo.
Any idea or direction of where to look?
Thanks;
Doug

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Hi Doug,

Typically coins with numbers or letters like this were used as hat/coat check tokens at restaurants and nightclubs back in the 1940s - 1960s. After the 1960s they used plastic tokens that had the name of the establishment on them.

These coins/tokens were sold by many companies to use this way but it is possible that a school, fraternity or even a military organization could have used them. It will be difficult to give a specific identification as these were widely manufactured and used. They are very common and therefore have very little value.

Regards,
David McConaghy
New England Coin Exchange

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