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April 26, 2020 09:02AM avatar
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Kickindirt
Ive seen his 2ft thick binder full of them. Incredible! hard to believe actually

that this one particular ghost town, a dozen miles from where a railroad junction once was, has produced such a crazy Coin to Token ratio.

I hunted a much older ghost town, which got its start in 1869 and finally dwindled during WW-II, that never came close to this. 'Twin Flats' helped me fill 4 binders of 2X2 carded coils ... hundreds ... and I still had some to clean and card, yet in the decades I spent there with fantastic success, I only found 7 Trade Tokens. 6 of those were 'mavericks' and all the same but in various condition due to their aluminum make-up, and just 1 from Battle Mountain, Nevada. Hundreds of coins but only 7 tokens.

Granted, most of the active-days for Twin-Flats were during the 1869 to 1890 era and before we got into a lot of popular use for Trade Tokens, but as the town was dwindling after 1904 it still had some activity and RR travelers who could have carried, and lost, pocket-carry tokens. But hunting many old-use locations in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and a wee bit in Arizona, California and Idaho, I have never encountered any location with such a Trade Token abundance, as 'Rippville.' Never.

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Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it. Attachments

OregonGregg 308 April 21, 2020 04:46PM

Back to Rippville........ Attachments

OregonGregg 189 April 24, 2020 04:35PM

Re: Back to Rippville........

silverhound2 134 April 26, 2020 03:40PM

Re: Back to Rippville........

OregonGregg 136 April 26, 2020 08:19PM

Cindy, After almost 6 years I found your long lost friend. Attachments

OregonGregg 172 April 25, 2020 08:05PM

Re: Cindy, After almost 6 years I found your long lost friend.

NWCindy 141 April 26, 2020 06:36PM

The Man is ON FIRE ! Keep a safe distance. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float N/T

UtahRich 131 April 25, 2020 11:00PM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

Kickindirt 142 April 25, 2020 09:18PM

The Token King Attachments

OregonGregg 161 April 27, 2020 10:43AM

Re: The Token King Attachments

Remfire 144 April 27, 2020 11:37PM

Re: The Token King

Kickindirt 128 April 27, 2020 02:08PM

Re: The Token King

D&P-OR 137 April 27, 2020 11:03AM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

OregonGregg 134 April 26, 2020 09:14AM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

Kickindirt 128 April 26, 2020 12:16PM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

OregonGregg 140 April 26, 2020 02:43PM

You're approaching this ALL WRONG Gregg !

UtahRich 135 April 26, 2020 08:19PM

Re: You're approaching this ALL WRONG Gregg !

Kickindirt 133 April 26, 2020 10:36PM

Re: You're approaching this ALL WRONG Gregg !

OregonGregg 136 April 26, 2020 08:21PM

Re: You're approaching this ALL WRONG Gregg !

UtahRich 139 April 26, 2020 08:32PM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is the EXOTIC TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

silverhound2 132 April 26, 2020 03:59PM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

Sodbuster 134 April 25, 2020 09:36PM

Re: NO doubt Gregg Is TOKEN KING!!grinning smiley

OregonGregg 130 April 26, 2020 09:16AM

Re: token master soon to be king

Sodbuster 127 April 26, 2020 08:14PM

Ask Gregg to tally-up the Old Coins Vs Trade Tokens from Rippville.

Monte 146 April 25, 2020 10:48PM

Re: Ask Gregg to tally-up the Old Coins Vs Trade Tokens from Rippville.

OregonGregg 139 April 26, 2020 09:26AM

Re: Ask Gregg to tally-up the Old Coins Vs Trade Tokens from Rippville.

D&P-OR 137 April 26, 2020 04:43PM

Re: Ask Gregg to tally-up the Old Coins Vs Trade Tokens from Rippville.

Kickindirt 131 April 26, 2020 12:19PM

Re: Ask Gregg to tally-up the Old Coins Vs Trade Tokens from Rippville.

Kickindirt 139 April 25, 2020 11:47PM

What is really hard to believe, is

Monte 133 April 26, 2020 09:02AM

Re: Rippville tokens

Sodbuster 130 April 26, 2020 08:17PM

Re: Back to Rippville. finds

Sodbuster 130 April 25, 2020 01:06PM

Re: Back to Rippville. finds

OregonGregg 126 April 25, 2020 07:07PM

Re: Back to Rippville........

Elbert 132 April 25, 2020 10:15AM

Re: Back to Rippville........

Kickindirt 134 April 25, 2020 05:23AM

Re: Back to Rippville........

OregonGregg 139 April 25, 2020 09:29AM

Re: Back to Rippville........

NWCindy 144 April 24, 2020 08:40PM

Culling the Herd -

UtahRich 143 April 24, 2020 06:11PM

Re: Culling the Herd -

OregonGregg 149 April 24, 2020 06:19PM

Culling the Herd - Yes. ... but I think you Heard wrong.

Monte 169 April 25, 2020 06:52AM

Culling the Herd.

UtahRich 141 April 25, 2020 10:29AM

No, Rich, the Vanquish didn't vanish.

Monte 132 April 25, 2020 10:44PM

Re: Culling the Herd.

D&P-OR 134 April 25, 2020 02:59PM

Re: Culling the Herd - Yes. ... but I think you Heard wrong.

Elbert 130 April 25, 2020 10:20AM

El, I edited that post. Keepers are in purple. N/T

Monte 132 April 25, 2020 10:46PM

Make room for the . . . . What ?

UtahRich 153 April 24, 2020 10:58PM

Re: Culling the Herd -

D&P-OR 142 April 24, 2020 08:49PM

It's never going to happen ... guaranteed. N/T

Monte 132 April 25, 2020 06:54AM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

Elbert 137 April 23, 2020 04:43PM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

Utah1971 139 April 22, 2020 08:11PM

congrats Gregg and Monte for your Token Recoveries!

Sodbuster 132 April 22, 2020 11:00AM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

diggindeep 130 April 22, 2020 10:08AM

Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

Monte 158 April 22, 2020 07:33AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

Kickindirt 123 April 25, 2020 09:14PM

'Thanks!' .. Tiny token in ferrous debris. Nokta Relic did its part.thumbs up N/T

Monte 122 April 25, 2020 10:50PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

OregonGregg 137 April 22, 2020 07:53AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

Remfire 148 April 22, 2020 08:52AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

OregonGregg 139 April 23, 2020 09:51AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

Remfire 142 April 24, 2020 11:19AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

D&P-OR 119 April 24, 2020 04:39PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

OregonGregg 122 April 24, 2020 05:29PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

D&P-OR 122 April 24, 2020 06:08PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

OregonGregg 119 April 24, 2020 04:16PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

Remfire 120 April 24, 2020 06:40PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

OregonGregg 120 April 24, 2020 07:15PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token

Rdunzl 124 April 24, 2020 01:54PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

D&P-OR 138 April 23, 2020 09:57AM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

OregonGregg 127 April 23, 2020 07:08PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley

D&P-OR 129 April 23, 2020 07:19PM

Re: Finally, a Vale trade token and it had to be aluminum.sad smiley Attachments

OregonGregg 142 April 23, 2020 07:28PM

Another smaller, penny-size Trade Token.

Monte 146 April 22, 2020 09:03AM

True, it is a ssmaller-size token.

Monte 137 April 22, 2020 08:01AM

Re: True, it is a ssmaller-size token.

NWCindy 130 April 23, 2020 06:09PM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

Tom Slick 146 April 22, 2020 02:49AM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

OregonGregg 134 April 22, 2020 07:44AM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

D&P-OR 146 April 21, 2020 08:50PM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

OregonGregg 139 April 22, 2020 07:41AM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

NWCindy 137 April 21, 2020 05:54PM

Re: Congratulations Mr. Monte, he finally did it.

OregonGregg 136 April 22, 2020 07:45AM



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