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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 3, January 16, 2022, Article 31

1972 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION COIN

1776 Continental Dollar, CURENCY, Pewter obverse This spellcheck-challenged post on CoinTalk caught my eye recently. The 1972 Democratic convention item (is it a token or a medal?) has a design that reminds me more than a little of the Continental dollar. Not a bad design. Is anyone familiar with these? -Editor

An interesting "token" with an odder "pedigree" 1st.. and most obvious it is a momento minted for the 1972 democratic convention in Miami. These coins were part of the early "recycleing" push in politics.. the coins are made from melted down crome/steel bumbers from detroit and then themselves cromed (poorly lol) they are 38.6mm the same size and thickness as a 1965 church hill crown

2nd pedigree, I purchased the full case (some 300+ coins) from a fleamarket coin dealer in Pensacola Fl. which were then used as poker chips 1st on the USS Portland LSD 39 then on the USS Pensacola LSD 38 (sister ships) and many games of poker were played during desert shield/desert storm I have a dozen or so left... can't tell you what happend to the other 300 for all I know they still on a US Navy ship playing poker lol

  1972 democratic convention medal obverse 1972 democratic convention medal reverse

I reached out to Lori & Steve Ferber of Lori Ferber Collectibles. Steve writes:

"I've always thought of them more as souvenir coins than medals. A group of two recently sold for $7.00 on ebay. I have no reason to believe they were official."

-Editor

To read the complete article, see:
An interesting "token" with an odder "pedigree" (https://www.cointalk.com/threads/an-interesting-token-with-an-odder-pedigree.390780/)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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