Unlisted token found by collector

Manitoba Coin Club (MCC) member Dean Neald shared a previously unreported token at the group’s Feb. 28 meeting.

The undated 24-millimetre round brass token, which Neald recently discovered, was likely struck for a three-year partnership between the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a Canadian Football League team, and the Great Western Brewing Company, an independent brewery in Saskatoon.

The reverse features the word “INTERGOLD.”

Its obverse includes the team name alongside the stylized phrase, “GREAT WESTERN RIDER PRIDE,” while the reverse features the word “INTERGOLD.” It’s now listed as “4619t” in the Saskatoon Coin Club’s online catalogue of Saskatchewan merchant trade tokens found at bit.ly/3utDll6.

The listing explains the Roughriders entered the partnership with Great Western in 1993 to supply beer at Taylor Field, the team’s home field from 1936-2016. “A year later Great Western announced that due to financial difficulties they had to pull out of the partnership deal with the football club,” adds the listing. “All indications are that this is a beer token used at the football games at Taylor Field for the 1993 season only.”

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