Kanter, Mike -- Mt179.000
0aa Magician Tokens
 (1949)
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#367
10*
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Magic coin / token
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Kanter, Mike -- Mt179.000

LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA.
DATE: 1949
OBV: Devil's head, "MAGIC SHOP / PHILADELPHIA."
REV: Same.
COMPOSITION: NA, R3. (Restrike using the same dies as MT274.) (Medal struck)

(For coin struck, see MT-274.)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 striking his own token. The cost of making new dies was prohibitive, so they agreed to strike a number of tokens using the original (Lyons) dies. The original striking was coin struck, and the second striking for Kanter was medal struck


This token is from the collection of Jerry Fields,being sold for his wife Ann Fields. Many of these will be posted over the next few months.
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Information From:
Magicians' Tokens And Related Items
An Illustrated check-list with estimates of values and rarities.-R
by F. William Kuethe, Jr.
TAMS Journal, Volume 18, Number 5, October 1978, (Part Two)
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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Near Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor