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    Posted: 15 Sep 2006 at 2:06pm
(and new member, hi everyone!) 
 
I have a mystery coin.  I'm not sure how it got into my purse, but it somehow made it's way into there.  It is a coin that is about 1/2 inch across, and looks like very tarnished gold or silver that's plated gold.
 
Only one side has writing on it and it says, "SHOWERTROL - TRUMBULL - SHOWERTROL" the other side is completely blank. 
If I had to say, I'd guess it's from the past century.. probably around the past 30 years or so.  I'm not hoping it's worth much, but I am so curious.  I can't find documentation or any kind of information about it anywhere.  I'll try to get a picture of it up sometime in the near future, but ANY help at all woudl be appreciated!  THANKS!
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Really have no idea on this one. My first guess would be a private token of some sort.
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I agree, being blank on one side it is likely a token or medal of some kind; not a coin.
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Thanks for all your help, everyone.  What are personal tokens generally used for?  It's driving me nuts that I can't find out what Showertrol means ANYWWHERE.  o.O grr!
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Two questions and an opinion !!
 
are the letters sunk into the metal or are they raised above ?
 
are they straight across the front or do they go around the outside edge ?
 
My opinion is that what you have is a knockout from a sprinkler system timer control electrical connection port.
 
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My guess is it was a promotional coin from Trumbull Recreation Supply.

Check this link: http://www.trumbullrecreation.com/showertrol.html

You might try calling them and asking. I know it is a long shot but it's all I could fine.

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Originally posted by BECOKA BECOKA wrote:

My guess is it was a promotional coin from Trumbull Recreation Supply.

Check this link: http://www.trumbullrecreation.com/showertrol.html

You might try calling them and asking. I know it is a long shot but it's all I could fine.

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BINGO!  Good detective work.  Their site mentions tokens for their coin operated campground showers.  No pic of the token though.
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I do what I can. Hopefully it helps the original poster.
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Wow..  thanks everyone!  I am going to call them in the morning..  as for your question, metalman - they are raised letters, and they do go around the outside edge.  the TRUMBULL is smack in the middle framed by a SHOWERTROL on each opposing edge.  *Pics soon*
 
 
EDIT:  Also.. haha, I have no idea where I possibly could have come into contact with this coin..  and metalman, what would the use of that be?


Edited by hushling26 - 27 Sep 2006 at 3:50pm
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I too have stumbled upon this mystery coin, Showertrol trumull. though I am quite certain this is not gold.
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