Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hoffman Mint No Cash Value Eagle Token

Have a No Cash Value token and want to know its value?

This was a floor find as my change finds have been slimming down to almost nothing. No Cash Value tokens have been around for decades or longer and are used anywhere from amusement parks, bars, to yard sales, and zoos. Summer is street fair season so I assume it came from one.


Made by Hoffman Mint, that little HM under the reverse and obverse design gives it away. They come in about 144 standard Americana designs or you can opt for a custom design. This one is a quarter size token made with a likely brass core and nickel silver plating. Nickel silver contains no silver it is just a reference to the luster and color.

The designs are T3 (18 stars, eagle on shield over branches with denticles) and T4 (No Cash Value, bookend squiggly designs with denticles) from their standard design catalog (PDF warning). Since a minimum order is 1,000 the price per token is between $0.09 to $0.19 per token depending on metal mixture. Tokens are great for businesses because they are a completed sale. Once a token is purchased by a customer the business will make a profit whether or not the token is used. If used the token gets resold, if not that is pure profit with a negligible loss if properly marked up.

Here are the stats for this token...
Type / Country: No Cash Value token / American
Year: Unknown
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Nickel Silver (Alloy 752) Plated; 70% Copper and 30% Zinc (Alloy 260) Core
Diameter: 1.000 inch Thickness: 0.062 inches Weight: 5.58 grams
Value: $0.10 in circulated Very-Fine
Obverse Writing: NO CASH VALUE  HM
Reverse Writing: HM

Do you have a token and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

13 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

Looking for value of a freedom eagle token with a 5 value.

Man said...

Looking for value of a freedom eagle token with a 5 value.

Without a picture I cannot even estimate value.

That said most are $4.00 or less.

Ellie Benton said...

I found a token in Oak Park CA. I know there used to be a small amusement park with a rollercoaster back in the 1920-1930's. Was wondering if you might have seen one of these before. Front says "No Cash Value" with scrolls and the back has two deep ridges on the back with the letters ODO.

Man said...

a token in Oak Park CA. I know there used to be a small amusement park with a rollercoaster back in the 1920-1930's. Was wondering if you might have seen one of these before. Front says "No Cash Value" with scrolls and the back has two deep ridges on the back with the letters ODO.

Could not find any info on ODO tokens and without pictures I can only put value from $0.10 to $10.00.

Anonymous said...

I found a token like the one on the website with the hm markings but it has 2 eagles in both sides founded in redwood city ca any information would be greatly appreciated

Man said...

found a token like the one on the website with the hm markings but it has 2 eagles in both sides founded in redwood city ca

Probably a car wash token but it would be common and have little to no extra value.

piper's son said...

hello, new to site. first today i found a like token from hoffman mint but has 21 stars and the initials RWM. Also, i found a 1937 buffalo nickel as well, 4 legged with no mint markings.....value? great shape, well defined markings for being in the ground.
Thanks!!

Man said...

token from hoffman mint but has 21 stars and the initials RWM.
--Common about $0.10.

1937 buffalo nickel as well, 4 legged with no mint markings.....value? great shape, well defined markings for being in the ground.
--About $2.00.

Chris Dodge said...

im looking to find the history of a token, on obverse (i believe) is C & S (or G&S), the reverse says: good for 5¢ drink, and bottom of the reverse says L.H Moise S.F Ca. what year did that token come from its a very old token found here in California in Angels Camp, Ca please if any info on history, date and possible value thank you

Man said...

a token, on obverse (i believe) is C & S (or G&S), the reverse says: good for 5¢ drink, and bottom of the reverse says L.H Moise S.F Ca. what year did that token come from its a very old token found here in California in Angels Camp, Ca

Not much info on this one, made in the late 1890s generally about $20.00

Contact this place...
http://www.tokenandmedal.org/

Unknown said...

I got a dime sized hm token. Looks just like the quarter size one in original blog post.

Man said...

I got a dime sized hm token. Looks just like the quarter size one in original blog post.

About $0.05 or less pretty common.

Stacey lash said...

I have a dime sized eagle with 20 stars I believe and the #10 on the back?