USA NEBRASKA military token Camp Crooks 5 cents

$25.00

USA, NEBRASKA, military token, no date, Obverse: N.C.O. CLUB FORT CROOK, Reverse: GOOD FOR 5ยข IN TRADE, copper-nickel, 21mm, C-NE60c, XF

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The US military token series consists of thousands of items made during the late 19th century through the 1970s maybe a few in the 80s.

A token is used like a coin but is not a coin. Rather it stands for a coin without the value of the coin. Maybe its copper but says its value is the same as a silver coin. Usually tokens were made privately but sometimes governments got involved.

A token is used like a coin but is not a coin. Rather it stands for a coin without the value of the coin. Maybe its copper but says its value is the same as a silver coin. Usually tokens were made privately but sometimes governments got involved.

The word “exonumia” is used to describe all kinds of things that are “like” coins but are not coins. I wrote a blog post on that subject. Basic categories: 1. used like a coin but not issued by a national government 2. looks like a coin but not made for spending 3. other things that we are interested in.