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I am a member of the Willamette Coin Club in Portland, Oregon and gave a presentation on CCC tokens this week. The club missed its March meeting because of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders in Oregon. In April, we held an online meeting, and it went pretty well. My presentation is linked below if… Continue reading Club Presentation
I just finished reading Nature's New Deal by Neil Maher. Maher examines the history of the New Deal and Civilian Conservation Corps. He shows how Franklin D. Roosevelt's policies promoted implemented through the CCC contributed to today's environmental movement and helped pull America out of the depression. It has clear writing and is well researched.… Continue reading Nature’s New Deal by Neil Maher
This paper booklet served as another form of currency for workers in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Scrip like this allowed workers to borrow money against their salary and then use the scrip tokens at the company store. The following photos show what the inside scrip tickets look like. There are 20 of the 5-cent pieces.… Continue reading CCC Camp Exchange Scrip
I tracked the sale of every CCC token I could find on eBay in 2019. Most pieces are uncommon, especially compared to federal coins from the United States, and only a few are commonly found. Total Number Sold66Total Prices$5,087Average Price$77SaleEvery 5.5 days The least expensive example sold for $7, a corroded 10-cent token from company… Continue reading 2019 CCC Token Prices from eBay
The photo above shows the "other side" of my CCC tokens. If my small collection is indicative, many of the tokens in the series use the nicely designed tree motif with the following text: "Civilian Conservation Corps | CCC | US." There is one Veterans Conservation Corps token, with a "V" surrounding a tree. The… Continue reading The Tree Side
There are three contemporary varieties of elongates celebrating the New Deal and the Civilian Conservation Corps. They all depict Franklin D. Roosevelt in the center of the design with an inscription surrounding the portrait. Elongates are sometimes called "squished pennies." These souvenir pieces are made usually by rolling a copper cent through a press, which… Continue reading 1934 New Deal Elongate