Shawna R. writes: I have a States of the Union 50 state solid bronze collector’s coin set… copyright 1969, from shell oil company. They are of the 50 states. The first 13 were ratified and on the reverse side tells their state nickname,flower, and bird. The rest state when they were admitted and all the details. Its got an eagle at the top and a single star at the bottom. The front has the name of the state and a outline of the state and the number.
The state medals weren’t the only issue by the Shell Oil Company during the late 50’s and 60’s. They made a series of Presidential medals as well. These medals were given out free with a purchase of gasoline. You were given one medal per purchase. The idea was to accumulate the complete set.
Exonumia Collectors (those that collect tokens and medals) like to buy these coins and medals in complete sets in the Shell Oil company supplied holders. Complete sets in new condition sell between $50 -$75 at exonumia auctions.