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Topps Coins

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Hello all,

I am looking for information on Topps Presidential Coins.

These were sold with in a package with the coin,gum and a comic in the 1950's.


Picked up one and would like to know more about it.


Any information would be helpfull.


Thanks :hi:

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From Wikipedia:


1949 President Coins (34) The coins in this set are made of gold colored plastic. Each coin is numbered in sequence of each subject's presidency. Like most coins these items feature a bust of the president on the front with an eagle atop a shield on the back. The term of each president is depicted in relief around the portrait of each coin. Size: 1+1⁄8 in. diameter




From toppsarchives.blogspot.com:


Topps started small and strange with their first card and novelty issues in 1949. In addition to the four small card sets shown above, you had Flip-o-Vision and Funny Foldees interactive cards, a series of larger interiors known as It Happened to a President issued on, according to Chris Benjamin, tissue-like paper affixed to the reverse of a Golden Coin Wrapper, which also came with a plastic President Coin (A "Golden Coin"). Another plastic coin set, entitled World Coins, aka Play Money of the World was sold in gum packs and also larger 12 lollipop Pay Money Pops boxes. There was even a Santa themed Christmas goodie bag!



I tried the Topps website price guide, but couldn't find prices for any of the coins.



Rich Hartzog ( hartzog@exonumia.com ) and Stephen Alpert ( quadra@pacbell.net ) are two authors of books on exonumia who might be able to help.


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