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2008 50c Milk Delivery - Sterling Silver Triangular Coin
50c 2008 Triangle Coin - Milk Delivery
 
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Our Price: $59.95
Year: 2008

RCM# 100306

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Product Code: 623932001879

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This unique triangle-shaped coin has been beautifully enhanced with a translucent enamel effect.

Many Canadians have fond memories of a uniformed milkman delivering fresh-bottled dairy to their childhood homes. From the late 19th century to the 1960's, dairy tokens were a fixture across the country, bought in advance by customers to pay for this once-common house call. Most dairies had their own unique tokens, often brightly coloured like this eye-catching triangular coin.

Pre-Confederation tokens disappeared from circulation after the 1870's and were replaced by new Canadian coinage. Local merchants often issued variously-shaped trade tokens, exchangeable for goods and services, like bread, milk or a shave. Though their use declined after World War II, some, like public transit tokens, are still a familiar feature of daily life.
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Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 cent

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