What is this mystery code token?
September 16, 2012 6:37 PM Subscribe
Mystery token! What is it's use? What is it made of? When was it made? What do the numbers mean? What do the letters mean? What does the grid mean? What does the dial mean? What is the significance of AM? What does W. & H. CO. mean?
Close-up of maker's mark
posted by clorox to Grab Bag (22 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
It's 1 5/8" (4.1 cm) in diameter, and about 1/16" (16 mm) thick.
I've kind of figured that you use the dial side to somehow figure out what number you should use. Then you flip it over and match the number with the current day of the week, to get the final output of a letter from A to G. I also think that "W. & H. Co." stands for Whitehead and Hoag Company, a New Jersey-based (?) memorabilia company from the earlier part of the 20th century that sometimes made tokens. Aside from that, I'm stumped.