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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #180 on: August 24, 2015, 04:05:57 PM »
There are certainly more RD tokens than i ever imagined.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #181 on: December 11, 2015, 05:07:19 PM »
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.

I do that all the time!  >:D
I have some more new pieces somewhere.............. but I'm not entirely convinced they were RD as advertised.  :-[
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #182 on: December 18, 2015, 06:10:13 AM »
Another batch of ten RD tokens received today in a job lot of tokens, but I was extremely lucky as one of the is a gold ingot   :o  but that same old number 1-06311 !  ;D 28X13mm

Also two other items we haven't seen before on this thread a nickel plated steel 02664 30.8mm and an aluminium 04254 31mm.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #183 on: December 18, 2015, 06:15:45 AM »
Also included in that previous job lot was a lovely almost mint example of the 12.97 thank you token that we don't yet have displayed here.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #184 on: December 18, 2015, 07:47:21 AM »
You're a lucky man Mal  :o
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #185 on: December 18, 2015, 07:54:14 AM »
These were advertised as RD, not sure :-\
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #186 on: December 18, 2015, 10:56:19 AM »
They are all obvious replicas but I don't see any indication of where they originated. Its quite possible that they are a set put out by RD.

I do think I have seen the one with Arabic legends before.  ???
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #187 on: January 04, 2016, 06:02:48 AM »
Another RD, a tiny 20mm item in aluminium with a gold colouring over it.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #188 on: January 04, 2016, 06:25:11 AM »
Very nice Mal  8)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #189 on: January 04, 2016, 07:35:01 AM »
They are all obvious replicas but I don't see any indication of where they originated. Its quite possible that they are a set put out by RD.

Gave them a look over. Those I could identify (am far from my library) are all Spanish or connected to Spain, so I doubt the series is RD.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #191 on: January 21, 2016, 06:31:54 PM »
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #192 on: February 08, 2016, 01:53:53 AM »
Here is a latest acquisition, an Austrian coin replica liberally coated with RD glue where presumably it was adhered to a promotional letter.  :P  2.3g even with the glue!

See Reply #126
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #193 on: February 08, 2016, 10:51:40 AM »
Great mop of RD-glue :) See reply #70 for the no-date variant.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #194 on: February 08, 2016, 01:05:10 PM »
I should also mention all these that I have looked at today have a steel or iron core under the various colours of plating and stick to a magnet so no doubt all of these replicas are magnetic.
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