Shell Token - Man in Flight #10 - Heinkel HE 178, 1939

Shell Token - Man in Flight (#10 - Heinkel HE 178, 1939) -  obverseShell Token - Man in Flight (#10 - Heinkel HE 178, 1939) -  reverse

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Features

Location France
Type Promotional items › Advertising token
Year 1969
Currency France - Promotional Gas Tokens
Composition Brass plated steel
Weight 5 g
Size 26 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 21600
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Commemorative issue

Man in Flight

Obverse

Aeroplance in centre, lettering above, date below.

Lettering:
HEINKEL HE178
1939

Reverse

Company logo.

Lettering: SHELL

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Man in Flight - L'épopée de l'espace (the epic of space) set.

 

In 1969 Shell Oil launched the 'Man in Flight' promotion in several countries outside the United States. When customers filled their tank at a participating Shell gas station they received a packet containing a Man in Flight coin. These coins were part of a collectible set but it was not a game and there were no prizes offered. Shell issued mounting boards for the coins which were designed to inspire their customers to return over and over to try to complete the set.

The coin sets commemorated man's achievements with flight throughout history. Some countries received sets with 20 coins, while other countries received sets with only 16 coins. The 16-coin sets simply had four of the coins intentionally omitted. The coins were struck in both bronze and aluminium, and were produced both in round versions and 12-sided versions. This created quite a few varieties. Millions of each variety were produced and they are all fairly easy to find today.


The most common of the 'Man in Flight' tokens, available in many nations with different collection cards.

Lentävä maailma (Flying world) set.

Ruimte-avontuur (Space adventure) set.

de verovering van de hemel (the conquest of heaven) set.

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ND (1969)  $ 0.58

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