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Token: US Excelsior Boy Scout Shoe  1910
Token: US Excelsior Boy Scout Shoe 1910

Before Nazi Germany ruined the reputation of the swastika, it was a Hindu good luck symbol, similar to a four-leaf clover, horse shoe and wishbone. Check out this Hindu token [Press Here] for comparison. The Excelsior Shoe Company in Portsmouth, Ohio USA used the swastika on the back of its merchant tokens. They made several variants, as detailed on this SageVenture web page. Steve, who requested this appraisal, has one version of the token which does not bear the swastika, but sports a nifty lion and unicorn design.

All the patterns are worth about the same, although there are far more swastika tokens than lion and unicorn. Approximate catalog values run like this:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $50

These catalog values are for tokens without problems such as scratches, stains, spots, cleanings, nicks, gouges, and the like. Please read our Important Terminology page to properly interpret catalog values.

Coin: 17374 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Steve, Wed, 09-Jul-2014 10:08:56 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Jul-2014 15:33:29 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 25-Jun-2016 22:51:29 GMT
Requester description: 1910 OBVERSE: Outer text on token reads THE ORIGINAL BOY SCOUTS SHOE FOR BOYS JULY 1910 - Center displays a boy scout on a horse facing left REVERSE: Outer text on token reads MANUFACTURED EXCELSIOR SHOE CO PORTSMOUTH.O - Center text reads THE EXCELSIOR SHOE and ornate design and crown with letter E in a circle and a standing lion on the left and a unicorn on the right None
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Comments

I am buy it lion and unicorn - Pavel
CoinQuest does not sell the coins shown on our pages. - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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