PHILADELPHIA MAGIC SHOP -- MT274
 (1925)
In Collection
#262
10*
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Magic coin / token
Token / Coin 
PHILADELPHIA MAGIC SHOP ( Louis E. Lyons, Prop.) -- MT274.

LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DATE: 1925
OBV: Devil's head, MAGIC SHOP / PHILADELPHIA, PA.
REV: Same
COMPOSITION: GS, smooth edge, R4, V5; GS, reeded edge, R3, V4. (Coin struck) 31-V
(For medal struck, see MT-179

This coin was originally struck for Louis Lyons in the 1920's by the firm of S.H. Quint's Sons in Philadelphia. Some 25 years later, Mike Kanter, who owned Kanter's Magic Shop in Philadelphia, approached that firm with the idea of stricking his own token. The cost of making new dies was prohibitive, so they agreed to stricke a number of tokens using the original (Lyons) dies. The original stricking was coin struck, and the second stricking for Kanter was medal struck.

Information From:
Magicians' Tokens And Related Items
An Illustrated check-list with estimates of values and rarities.
by F. William Kuethe, Jr.
TAMS Journal, Volume 18, Number 5, October 1978, (Part Two)

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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor