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Token - Shell's Mr. President Coin Game William H. Harrison

Token - Shell's Mr. President Coin Game (William H. Harrison) -  obverse Token - Shell's Mr. President Coin Game (William H. Harrison) -  reverse

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Features

Country * Tokens * (United States - Promotional Gas Tokens)
Type Token
Year 1968
Metal Aluminium
Weight 2 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes

Obverse

Bust of William Harrison.
Mint mark is on obverse next to 1968.

Lettering:
Ninth President
1841 1841
© 1968 FM
William H. Harrison

Reverse

Lettering:
SHELL'S
MR. PRESIDENT
COIN GAME

Edge

Smooth

Comments

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Shell’s Mr. President Coin Game.

The game was simple on the surface – just collect coins and win prizes. Whenever you filled up with gas at a Shell station1 you received a paper packet which contained one of 39 different aluminum president coins. You then placed your coin in the matching space provided on the official game card. The game card was divided into sections and if you could get all the president coins in any one of the sections, you won the prize indicated for that section.

Prizes ranged from $1 to $5,000 (that’s about $30,000 in today’s dollars!) and you could also win a beautiful bronze set of presidential medals that came with a mounting board. This is the prize most remembered as over a million of these bronze presidential sets were given away. There were also ‘instant winner’ coins that won a prize without having to collect any additional coins.

The Game Pieces
Manufacturer: The Franklin Mint in 1968 and 1969
Composition: Aluminum alloy, proprietary to The Franklin Mint
Obverse Designs: 32
Reverse Designs: 2
Total Different Medallions: 39
Packaging: Square, Opaque, Plastic-Lined Paper Packets (Two Versions)

The 31 presidents were all issued with the common reverse design. Seven of these presidents (Madison, Van Buren, Tyler, Buchanan, Hayes, Arthur and Hoover) were also issued with the INSTANT WINNER reverse design. In addition, Shell issued a gold-tinted aluminum $1.00 instant winner coin for a total of thirty-nine game pieces in a complete set.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1968 FM Franklin Mint

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