Amusement games often used ‘tokens.’ With the wonderful Havre de Grace history items we have on display, you can view some of the games from the Hatem Store that would have used tokens.
You probably can guess what animal was first used on circulating coins: NOOOOOOOoooooooo – not the BUFFALO!!! The EAGLE was first.
But do you know who has been recorded as having the first coin collection?
The earliest recorded coin collection belonged to the first emperor of Rome, Augustus Caesar. He lived from 63 B.C. to A.D. 14. That is over 2,000 years ago!
The above info is from the U.S. Mint Site
Of course, if it’s a regular coin collection as in legal tender, you would be a numismatic!
In either case, stop in and visit us at Bahoukas Antique Mall. We have a great assortment of coins AND tokens.
And as always, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!