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Offline zigg

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Advertising/luck token from Austria
« on: June 26, 2017, 01:22:52 PM »
Hello! Asked to identify the token from Vienna. The token is at the same time advertising and luck. Please help to date and assess.


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Re: Advertising/luck token from Austria
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 03:47:21 PM »
What is the diameter?
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Re: Advertising/luck token from Austria
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 04:02:10 PM »
The name of the street helps to some extent. :) "Reichsbrückenstraße" was used during the Austro-Fascist years and the nazi regime, from 1934 until 1945.

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Re: Advertising/luck token from Austria
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 08:09:11 PM »
What is the diameter?
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Diameter 23.5 mm

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Re: Advertising/luck token from Austria
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 08:50:20 PM »
It is likely a product of the Austrian mint while annexed into Germany. Most of their tokens at that time were 23mm but a couple likely candidates I have seen are 23.5mm.
I think Christian's time estimate is the closest you will get.
I would offer a slightly different time for the token as 1935-1944.
I can find very little information about any tokens from Austria-Germany for this time period so all information is tentative.

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Diameter 23.5 mm

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Re: Advertising/luck token from Austria
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 09:26:34 PM »
Thank you!
Can this mean that the token is rare ?

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Re: Advertising/luck token from Austria
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 10:29:36 PM »
For pieces like this, an undefined term like "rare" is meaningless. They are hard to find and there is little demand for them. In other words, hard to sell, hard to buy.

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Advertising/luck token from Austria
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 10:32:45 PM »
Judging true rarity is difficult for these as no one knows how many were made.

A few comments about relative rarity can be made.
I have seen the Astrological side/design on many different tokens so that design is not rare in itself.
It isn't dated. Dated tokens seem in many cases to be slightly rarer than undated tokens.
Custom tokens like for a business are rarer than for non-custom tokens.

This one appears to be Bronze and since it is Bronze I would narrow the date to 1935-1940
For that time period not many tokens were made.

So I would say it isn't a common token but even if pretty rare i have never seen one of these types sell for more than a few dollars.
Find me a 1935 Silver Wimmer Restaurant token with a pig with a champagne bottle on one side and I would give maybe $25 USD
or a little more.
I can't think of a single other one I would give that much for.

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