A Seven Valleys half-dollar: Joan goes to the antique store, part 2

Remember my earlier post from my trip to the New Salem antique store? You might recall my “job” was to find three items for the blog, and today, we’ll have a look at the second of them.

Seven Valleys souvenir half dollar

This is a wooden souvenir half-dollar from the 1967 Annual Business Show of the Seven Valleys Fire Company; you can see the front and the back above. The antique store had a whole box of these; some, including mine, came with a little plastic sleeve to keep it in.

That’ll come in handy, because this is made from very thin wood – maybe less than an eighth of an inch. I’m actually surprised that a whole bunch of them survived, unbroken, because of their thinness.

Anyway, it’s a neat little slice of history, and I’m glad to have one!

About Joan Concilio

My name is Joan and I’m a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let’s share what makes life in York County great. I’m here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!

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