Liseberg

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In 1752, landowner Johan Anders Lamberg named his property Lisas berg ("Lisa's Mountain") after his wife Elisabeth Söderberg. The area eventually became known as Liseberg. An exhibition was held there to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the current iteration of the city of Gothenburg in 1621. The festivities were postponed by two years because of the vagaries of rationing and trade after the First World War.

As part of the celebrations there was an amusement park, on the site of the current Liseberg park. It was supposed to be temporary but proved to be popular, so was retained. In 1924 the park was bought out by the city council. Rotundan was a large dance hall when it opened on 10 January 1940. In 1956, the building was renovated and re-opened with the name Rondo. In the 1990s the park was expanded to make place for a large number of new attractions. The tokens are no longer in use.

Liseberg
SA-GOL1.jpg
Filename SA-GOL1
Side 1 GÖTEBORG/.../1923, around: JUBILEUMSUTSTALLNINGEN
Side 2 around: DANSBANORNA star in circle - dancing floor
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 30 (sides)
Weight (grams) 4.06
Notes Triangular
Source FosseWay
SA-GOL2.jpg
Filename SA-GOL2
Side 1 GÖTEBORG/.../1923, around: JUBILEUMSUTSTALLNINGEN
Side 2 10 (öre), around: VÄRDEMÄRKE spur (Sporrong) - token with value
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 19.8
Weight (grams) 3.54
Notes
Source Figleaf
File:SA-GOL3.jpg
Filename SA-GOL3
Side 1 LISEBERG
Side 2 around: DANSBANORNA star in circle - dancing floor
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm)
Weight (grams)
Notes Triangular
Source
SA-GOL4.jpg
Filename SA-GOL4
Side 1 LISEBERG
Side 2 10 (öre), around: VÄRDEMÄRKE spur (Sporrong) - token with value
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 19.8
Weight (grams) 3.54
Notes
Source Figleaf
SA-GOL5.jpg
Filename SA-GOL5
Side 1 ATTRAKTIONSPOLLETT and LISEBERG
Side 2 INLÖSES EJ (not redeemable)
Manufacture Copper-nickel
Size (mm) 23.8
Weight (grams) 4.28
Notes Holed
Source FosseWay
SA-GOL6.jpg
Filename SA-GOL6
Side 1 ATTRAKTIONSPOLLETT and LISEBERG
Side 2 INLÖSES EJ (not redeemable)
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm)
Weight (grams)
Notes Holed
Source
SA-GOL7.jpg
Filename SA-GOL7
Side 1 DANSPOLLETT and LISEBERG
Side 2 INLÖSES EJ (not redeemable)
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 28.5
Weight (grams) 4.66
Notes Holed
Source FosseWay
SA-GOL8.jpg
Filename SA-GOL8
Side 1 LISEBERG logo
Side 2 10 (öre), around: VÄRDEMÄRKE spur (Sporrong) - token with value
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 19.75
Weight (grams) 3.54
Notes
Source Figleaf
SA-GOL9.jpg
Filename SA-GOL9
Side 1 LISEBERG logo
Side 2 25 (öre), around: VÄRDEMÄRKE spur (Sporrong) - token with value
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 19.8
Weight (grams) 3.53
Notes
Source jezuss
SA-GOL10.jpg
Filename SA-GOL10
Side 1 LISEBERG logo
Side 2 no denomination, around: VÄRDEMÄRKE spur (Sporrong) - token with value
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 19.7
Weight (grams) 3.33
Notes circular file marks in centre of side 2
Source Figleaf
SA-GOL11.jpg
Filename SA-GOL11
Side 1 LISEBERG logo
Side 2 Sporrong logo, VALORPOLLETT - token with value
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm) 19.75
Weight (grams) 3.54
Notes
Source jezuss
File:SA-GOL12.jpg
Filename SA-GOL12
Side 1 5 (öre)/LISEBERG logo, VINST MÄRKE around
Side 2 5 (öre)/LISEBERG logo, VINST MÄRKE around
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm)
Weight (grams)
Notes This may be SA-GOL12 with the outside layer worn off.
Source
SA-GOL12A.jpg
Filename SA-GOL12A
Side 1 5 (öre)/LISEBERG logo, VINST MÄRKE around
Side 2 5 (öre)/LISEBERG logo, VINST MÄRKE around
Manufacture White Metal coated Brass
Size (mm)
Weight (grams)
Notes
Source
SA-GOL13.jpg
Filename SA-GOL13
Side 1 25 (öre)/LISEBERG logo, VINST MÄRKE around
Side 2 25 (öre)/LISEBERG logo, VINST MÄRKE around
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm)
Weight (grams)
Notes
Source jezuss
SA-GOL14.jpg
Filename SA-GOL14
Side 1 LISEBERG logo
Side 2 15 (öre), RABATT MÄRKE around
Manufacture Copper-nickel
Size (mm) 26.5
Weight (grams) 7.03
Notes
Source FosseWay
SA-GOL15.jpg
Filename SA-GOL15
Side 1 LISEBERG logo
Side 2 15 (öre), RABATT MÄRKE around
Manufacture Brass
Size (mm)
Weight (grams)
Notes
Source
SA-GOL16.jpg
Filename SA-GOL16
Side 1 Jester, LISEBERG around
Side 2 Jester, LISEBERG around
Manufacture brass
Size (mm) 19.8
Weight (grams) 3.3
Notes
Source Figleaf
SA-GOL17.jpg
Filename SA-GOL17
Side 1 Jester, JACKPOTSMEDALJ LISEBERG
Side 2 Jester, JACKPOTSMEDALJ LISEBERG
Manufacture brass
Size (mm)
Weight (grams)
Notes
Source

Paul Korth was a magician using the stage names Korth-Cortini and Cortini. He was born in 1890 in Königsberg, capital of Prussia, now Kaliningrad in Russia. He was schooled as a baker and pastry maker, but became famous for tricks with coins and performed for weeks in large theaters all over Europe and in the US. He would precede those performances with a grand entry, standing in a roofless car, throwing advertising tokens, sometimes seeded with 50% discount tokens, in the crowd. There are over 50 Cortini tokens with the names of different theaters. In 1954, Cortini died of heart failure on the stage of Tivoli in Copenhagen.

Associated with Liseberg
File:SA-GOL18.jpg
Filename SA-GOL18
Side 1 Bust CORTINI
Side 2 Within laurel wreath JULI 1934/LISEBERG
Manufacture Aluminium
Size (mm) 33
Weight (grams)
Notes
Source