Token: US General Motors (GM) Motorama  1955
Token: US General Motors (GM) Motorama 1955

Wow, that's cool, Steve. Those come from the day when cars looked different from one another. Back then, each model had its own look and character. Today, they all look alike. To me, anyway.

Enough of the commentary. Now on to business.

The General Motors Motorama was an auto show staged by GM from 1949 to 1961. These automobile extravaganzas were designed to whet public appetite and boost automobile sales with displays of fancy prototypes, concept vehicles and other special or halo models. (wikipedia) Different tokens were given out during different years. The 1955 token is quite common and avidly collected. Prices are low. Here are some typical values:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $15

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Coin: 16621 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Steve, Sun, 02-Mar-2014 04:17:16 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 03-Mar-2014 00:14:29 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 16-Feb-2016 15:10:08 GMT
Requester description: 1955 Old car show copper token with unique oval type shape. OBVERSE: Around the top displays GENERAL MOTORS - Around the bottom displays MOTORAMA - The center displays in big letters GM with an arrow between the GM letters. REVERSE: Displays the date 1955 - a 1955 Chevy car - and the following GM car names IN VERTICAL ORDER - CHEVROLET PONTIAC OLDSMOBILE BUICK CADILLAC
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