Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Sunoco Gold coin

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I have gold coins with The Sunoco Millennium Coin Series 1999on the front. On the back they are different.  1903 Wright Brothers in Flight,1776 Declaration of Independence, 2000 the Third Millennium,1893 First Automobile,1920 American Women's Right To Vote,1876 First Telephone, 1492 Columbus Discovers America. I was wondering if these have any money value?

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Anna:

I know nothing about them, but they are private struck tokens, not coins. They were never intended to be used as money. They appear to be quarter size and made of brass or bronze, not gold (in color only).

A quick check on an search engine reveals many on ebay for sale. They appear to go from about twenty-five cents each to several dollars. See: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=sunoco+millennium+coin+series+1999

They are likely similar to the Shell tokens issued by that company. I'm guessing they have a very limited area of interest. Most all coin dealers would not be interested in buying them outright. Limited collector base, especially where the metal is of no value. Hope this helps.

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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.

Experience

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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ANA, CONECA, CWTS, NLG

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Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

Education/Credentials
AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

Awards and Honors
1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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