1900 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA CA. RARE "AMERICAN EUROPEAN CLUB" OLD BAR TRADE TOKEN

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 23, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House

You are bidding on an EARLY (CIRCA EARLY 1900's) and CONSIDERED RARE (A MERCHANT YOU NEVER SEE AVAILABLE) "good for" style trade token which actually is " GOOD FOR 5C IN TRADE " at a bar drinking establishment business called " AMERICAN EUROPEAN CLUB, 1435 E. ST. " which was located in the town of SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

This is a RARE to find old token, and one I have never seen in many years of collecting…came out of a collection of San Diego County tokens. Watch for future listings. Believe this is early, and note the FANCY "5" on reverse…what a great pc.

I LOVE THESE OLD SAN DIEGO TOKENS WITH STREET ADDRESS ON THEM….HMM, WONDER WHAT IS LOCATED 100 YEARS LATER AT "1435 E. ST" IN OLD SAN DIEGO TODAY ???…LOCATED NOT FAR FROM POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN SAN DIEGO

I AM ALWAYS AMAZED HOW TOUGH IT IS TO FIND OLD TOKENS FROM SAN DIEGO…YES, A LARGE CITY TODAY, BUT THEY ARE JUST TOUGH TO FIND.

iF YOU LOOK IN THE ORIGINAL KAPPEN CATALOG, THIS TOKEN IS LISTED AS 1K-6, AND AGAIN…THERE ARE TOUGH TO FIND. (there are a few common tokens from San DIego…this is not a common token)

Trade token is aluminum, round, about 24mm in diameter, and it displays very nicely. (please see pictures in gallery) Token has not been cleaned in any way.

Gallery pictures should give you all the information you need.
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