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I didn't know which forum this was best for, so I went with the main one!

 

These wooden nickels are for the upcoming mayoral campaign in Chicago. It's a very big deal campaign. Check them out here!

 

http://chicagoist.com/2011/02/10/local_art_project_captures_mayoral.php

 

If you have any wooden nickels, post them here!

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That would certainly make an interesting set of Wooden Nickels. Check the ebay nearest you.

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Here's a group of Wooden Nickels that I have. They're all from the Jacksonville Coin Club.

 

<a href=" title="Jax Coin Club Wooden Nickel Collection by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3574/3281775762_34ba8873fa_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Jax Coin Club Wooden Nickel Collection" /></a>

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Fort Cody, North Platte, Nebraska

 

<a href=" title="Fort Cody Neb Wooden Nickel by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3476/3280954713_2b37b62d45_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Fort Cody Neb Wooden Nickel" /></a>

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Here's a Texas wood.

 

<a href=" title="Bay City TX BBQ Wooden Nickel by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/3281776112_5e84d1d0cd.jpg" width="262" height="248" alt="Bay City TX BBQ Wooden Nickel" /></a>

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How's about Kansas?

 

<a href=" title="Allen Co KS Wooden Nickel (7.5 cents) by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/3281775208_ce481c0152_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Allen Co KS Wooden Nickel (7.5 cents)" /></a>

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I have coin club woods in with the club materials, ANA stuff, that sort of thing. Generally, I prefer good-fors and many of wooden nickels are tokens. However, I never considered politicals as woods (or vice versa) and it is an interesting intersecting set. Thanks!

 

(Ummm... everyone already knows the story of Tenino, Washington, right?)

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(Ummm... everyone already knows the story of Tenino, Washington, right?)

 

Never heard of the place.

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The Greater Houston Coin Club has just ordered some woodies to pass out during National Coin Week. It'll be the first time in a while. They are set to be Good4 50% off new membership.

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They were handing them out in the college bookstore one time, I should have taken the one I got and tried to spend it there :hysterical: Gees - something to offset some of the pain of book prices.

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(Ummm... everyone already knows the story of Tenino, Washington, right?)

Never heard of the place.

 

Supposedly, Tenino, Washington, was the origin of wooden money tokens during the Previous Depression of the 1930s.

On December 5, 1931, the Citizen's Bank of Tenino, Washington (pronounced 10-9-OH) failed and created a shortage of money. This left the merchants of the area unable to get change without traveling about 30 miles over mountainous roads in automobiles ill suited to that purpose, on roads that were built for horses and mules to traverse. The average round trip was about four hours. Much too long for merchants to be gone from their stores. A meeting of the Chamber of Commerce resulted in the local newspaper printing up the first issue of wooden money in the United States.

http://www.wooden-nickel.net/history/

Other towns and businesses, chambers of commerce, etc., also issued them, at about the same time, as just one of several kinds of expediency. Depression Scrip, stamp scrip, etc., were among the others.

 

Wooden nickels go back to the 1880s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_nickel

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