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By: Gavin Fondaco
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19 days ago
Post: 2490
US
Date: 1879 - Inscription: American cow-boy - Questions: Value? Genuine?

 
By: Ash Bash
Web reference:
1. [coinquest.com]
19 days ago
Post: 2496
A somewhat unknown token. With values that could be anywhere.
We have a page on it though, so have a look.
 
By: Gavin Fondaco
19 days ago
Post: 2514
Thanks would you happen to have a RANGE on the value
 
By: Paul
19 days ago
Post: 2515
Please post picture of the BACK of your token. With that info we may be able to come up with a range of values. We have very little data on this piece and your pictures of front and back will provide more data. Thanks.
 
By: Gavin Fondaco
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18 days ago
Post: 2533

This is the back of the medal

 
By: Gavin Fondaco
18 days ago
Post: 2542
If anyone has any idea of the value of this coin pease help I've been trying to figure it out for months thank you all in advance for helping me out
 
By: Paul
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17 days ago
Post: 2551

Hi Gavin ::::: We have looked further into this piece and have come up with a slight bit more information, but nothing that nails it down completely. We usually use at least a dozen known auction sales to estimate the value of coins, and we have an extensive database of auctions to draw on, plus eBay. However, for your token, we can only find two auctions: one at etsy and one at eBay. Both were $20 US dollars. That is not enough to establish value with any certainty.

Further, your item almost surely comes from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which toured the US and Europe during the last half of the 1800s and into the 1900s. One feature of this show was Indian Chief Sitting Bull. That info, coupled with the unusual 'American Cow-Boy' inscription indicates a European origin of the token.

I have tried to find decent pictures of the piece, which I would use in our CoinQuest database, but no luck. I tried to reconcile the pictures you supplied, but without high-quality results (image above).

Looking at sales of other Wild West souvenirs and memorabilia, I think the $20 sales figures are low. My guess is that your piece is probably worth $50 or more, maybe more. A fully uncirculated piece would probably hit the $200 mark.

 
By: Paul
Web reference:
1. [coinquest.com]
17 days ago
Post: 2553
We have updated our page per the above analysis, and included one of your pictures on the page. See the [coinquest.com] link to the left.
 
By: GAvin Fondaco
17 days ago
Post: 2566
Thank you so much I'm so happy
 
By: Paul
17 days ago
Post: 2583
Gavin, I am glad you are pleased with this result. CoinQuest has been evaluating coins based on auction results, retail sales, and price guides since 2009, so we have a pretty good handle on the subject. For just about all coins, medals, and tokens, thorough searching brings the necessary data. Your token is unusual because the Internet gives only faint hints about it, which is almost never the case. Usually there is more than ample data, or there is no data at all. It is those faint hints that make me believe your piece is quite valuable.

If you can, please enlist the help of a photo-minded friend and have him or her get good close-up shots of your token. We will use your images to replace those on our database page. Thanks.

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