Cracker Jack Presidential Coins and Metals

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10-21-2014, 03:17 PM
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Cracker Jack Presidential Coins and Metals
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Found one of these today Herbert C Hoover picture from ebay forgot to get new battery's for camera     Here is the history about them.

The Cracker Jack Presidential Coins and Metals are popular with CJ prize collectors as well as coin and political item collectors.

A quick history of these CJ prizes:

The Cracker Jack Mystery Club was started in May of 1933, offering persons who joined first with ten President coins found in boxes of Cracker Jack or Checkers, dropping the number to join to three then increasing the number to five coins later.

There are 31 presidents in the set from the first president, George Washington to newly elected, at the time 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Grover Cleveland's coin has his two non-consecutive terms 22nd and 24th, hence 31 coins instead of 32 coins.

The Cracker Jack Mystery Club sent back to a member who joined a membership certificate and a little gift.
Also sent back to the new member was the number of coins or medals sent in with Canceled stamped on the back of the coin or medal.

Note: There are only TEN President coins that have the word CANCELED stamped on the back. These stamped CANCELED coins are harder to locate than the regular coins or medals.

The Cracker Jack presidential medals were issued toward the end of the production so they are harder to locate than their coin variety types.

In May 1934 The Cracker Jack Company discontinued the distribution of the presidential medals and started inserting picture cards of Movie and Radio Stars in the Cracker Jack Mystery Club boxes.
Here are samples of each type of the Cracker Jack Presidential coin, medal or canceled coin. Each row is the obverse and reverse, top row- coin, middle row-medal and bottom row-canceled coin!


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10-21-2014, 03:19 PM
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those are pretty cool.
forgot all about cracker jacks. gonna have to go grab a box now ... Tongue
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10-21-2014, 04:15 PM
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Nice find Bullett!!! Yes I never knew they had presidential coins like that in series. Thanks for sharing!!

Ed

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10-21-2014, 11:54 PM
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Mr. We could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.

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10-22-2014, 01:15 AM
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(10-21-2014 11:54 PM)PittsburghWill Wrote:  Mr. We could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.

Okay there, Meathead. Now go get me a beer little goil!

Best episode was when Sammy Davis gave him the smoocheroo Kiss

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10-22-2014, 06:26 AM
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Cool find Yes

I found one just a few weeks back myself!

HH Beer

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