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Token: Great Britain Gigantic Wheel at Earls Court  1895 to 1906
Token: Great Britain Gigantic Wheel at Earls Court 1895 to 1906

The Great Wheel was built for the Empire of India Exhibition at Earls Court, London, in the United Kingdom. Construction began in March 1894 and it opened to the public in 1895. The Gigantic Wheel was modeled on the original Ferris Wheel which was featured at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, US. These tokens were sold at the Wheel's exhibitions.

Catalog values for these tokens run like this:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $30

These values, like all catalog values, are simply guides to approximate pricing. Our Important Terminology page outlines how catalog values are linked to actual buy and sell values.

In the graphic to the right, two sample tokens (A) and (B) appear. Both tokens (A) and (B) are circulated tokens, but clearly the (A) token has less wear and more eye appeal than the (B) token. In normal circumstances, the (A) token would sell retail for $20 or so and the (B) token would sell retail for $3 or so.

Coin: 19555 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Jan, Sat, 11-Jul-2015 23:58:16 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 12-Jul-2015 00:51:15 GMT
Requester description: 1902 Gigantic wheel from earls court (BACK)THE GIGANTIC WHEEL AT AT EARLS COURT IS 284 FEET IN DIAMETER & WEIGHS ABOUT 900 TONS. THERE ARE 40 CARS EACH TO CARRY 30 PERSONS FROM THE TOP OF THE WHEEL ABOUT 200 FEET WINDSOR CASTLE IS VISIBLE ON THE WEST.

(FRONT)GIGANTIC WHEEL EARLS COURT 1902
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