Readers Digest advertising tokens

Started by Prosit, May 01, 2011, 11:52:12 PM

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malj1

1977 Reader's Digest Presidential Coin Collection

Free for you and minted in solid brass  ;D ...big deal!

Here too is a link to some Readers Digest tokens.
Malcolm
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redwine

Still if the price was right, free sounds good, I'd have them.
So was that an offer Mal  ;)
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malj1

Just quoting RD's comments from the card.

A sprat to catch a mackerel?
Malcolm
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redwine

I would have been that fish if I lived in America! ;D
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andyg



(picture borrowed from Redwine)

RD-PD-65

Readers Digest Prize Draw No.65?
No.65 in Canada was in 2000 according to the web, but were British prize draw numbered in a similar fashion? - I think they were but have not found anything.
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redwine

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malj1

This set has just appeared on eBay.

Readers Digest Coin Set dated 1948 but I doubt they were issued then as it would have to be after the 1971 decimalisation.

Quote:
A set of boxed pre-decimal British Readers Digest coins.
Includes: Half Crown, Two Shillings, Shilling, Threepence,
Penny and Half-Penny coins.
Malcolm
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Figleaf

Weird advertising gimmick. None of the real coins is especially hard to find. The best part would be the box. You could use it to re-assemble a 1953 proof set from the many loose 1953 proof coins floating around and sell it to people collecting coin packaging.

Peter
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malj1

They may have spoiled the box by writing Readers Digest in large letters on the outside.  ::)
Malcolm
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davidrj

looks like the box has a transparent plastic lid, and the coins appear to be dated 1945 not 48, so maybe part of a commemoration of the end of WWII, i'd quite like the penny though

malj1

Quote from: davidrj on June 28, 2015, 01:13:56 PM
... i'd quite like the penny though

The obverse has the Readers Digest logo etc. rather than the King's head.  :'(
Malcolm
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bagerap

I can't remember if I've asked this before but, has anyone ever seen a Reader's Digest coin change hands for real money? Other than in the usual mixed lot wherein I suspect most people find them.

malj1

I shall have to take more notice and watch some! Certainly I have several, quite a large bag-full in fact, but I have never intentionally bought any as these were all acquired from job lots.
Malcolm
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malj1

A new type added from redwine.

50mm
50.27g
Medal aligned
Malcolm
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malj1

READER'S DIGEST WORLDWIDE consimilar brass 30.8mm

One that I don't recall having seen before.
Malcolm
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