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This is a 1970 "Rugged American Series" bronze token minted by the Franklin Mint for the Husky Oil Company. - These tokens were offered upon a fill-up petrol purchase made at their gas stations. They also would provide a cardboard game board with cut-outs so these could be popped into the corresponding slots. There were 13 tokens in the set depicting early U.S. western Marshals, Explorers, and noted Native Americans. The obverse shows Bat Masterson and the reverse shows his signature bowler hat and cane.
- It is 1" in diameter, bronze, and in uncirculated condition.
** William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (1853-1921) was a figure of the American Old West known as a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshal and Army scout, avid fisherman, gambler, frontier lawman, and sports editor and columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph. He was the brother of lawmen James Masterson and Ed Masterson. -- Bat Masterson died at age 67 on October 25, 1921, while living and working in New York City. He collapsed at his desk from a heart attack after penning what became his final column for the New York Morning Telegraph. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York. -- (These were Masterson's last recorded words which were in the bit of column found on the typewriter Masterson was using before he died while typing) "There are those who argue that everything breaks even in this old dump of a world of ours. I suppose these ginks who argue that way hold that because the rich man gets ice in the summer and the poor man gets it in the winter things are breaking even for both. Maybe so, but I'll swear I can't see it that way." ** Source - wikipedia

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