Token: US Ku Klux Klan (SYMWAO MIAFA) 1910 to 1940
If it were me, I'd smash this token with a sledge hammer. It comes from the Ku Klux Klan, the white supremacy group in the United States. This token was probably made in the 1920s.
The eagle side shows SYMWAO: Spend Your Money With Americans Only, and MIAFA: My Interests Are For America. The reverse side uses a Latin phrase 'anthar silba' which supposedly means 'not for self' but that sounds like bullshit to me.
The coin in our picture comes from Stack's Bowers where it sold for $80 US dollars in a 2010 auction. This gives an idea of value.
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Requested by: Marshall, Fri, 19-Jul-2013 05:41:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 20-Sep-2013 01:20:45 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 28-Sep-2014 00:58:03 GMT
Requester description: Observe: SYMWAO MIAFA with Eagle Reverse: ANTHAR SILBA with a box and lines
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