Patrice K. asks: I have a coin that has “1588” on one side and “good for 5c in trade” on the other side. (The “c” is the cents symbol.) Unfortunately, a hole has been drilled into the top, for a key chain! Will you please tell me the origin, history and value of this coin?
I’ve seen this token before and I believe the “1588” was the code for a particular store. Collectors are frustrated by this piece because of the lack of origin on the coin. Value: less than $5 for this piece.