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Shanghai Race Club tokens
« on: September 26, 2013, 04:29:41 AM »
Dear all,

Those are one of the most interesting Shanghai tokens, which were issued by Shanghai Race Club 1935-1941, when slot machines were popular (though illegal) in Shanghai.

The Shanghai Race Club was founded in 1850 and the first location was near Nanjing East Road and Henan Middle Road. In 1941 the S.R.C. was closed when Japanese took over control over this area of Shanghai. You can read more information about S.R.C. here:

http://www.theshanghairaceclub.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Race_Club

http://racingmemories.hk/hottopics/shanghai-race-club/

I will shortly introduce 4 denominations:

20 cents, obverse: Shanghai Race Club Token; in a cricle horse head, reverse: 20 within horseshoe. Made of brass. Diameter: 22mm.

20 cents, obverse: Shanghai Race Club Token; within horseshoe there is horse head, reverse: a small bunch of flowers of the right and left side and in the middle within small circle there is 20c. Made of brass. Diameter: 23mm.

40 cents, obverse: S.R.C. with hole in a center with 2 small horseshoes on left and right side between and hole and 40c below, reverse: 四角 (4 jiao). Made of brass. Diameter: 24mm. Image not available.

60 cents, obverse: running horse, reverse: Shanghai Race Club Token; within a circle "60". Made of nickel-plated brass. Diameter: 26mm.
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Re: Shanghai Race Club tokens
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 09:13:53 AM »
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Re: Shanghai Race Club tokens
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 10:19:45 AM »
Very cool. I love old horse racing memorabilia. I heard they are going to bring back Horse Racing to mainland China...

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Re: Shanghai Race Club tokens
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 03:52:11 AM »
Hi Flegend35,

These tokens are not only old horse racing memorabilia, but also valuable and collectable items.

Yes, that's truth.
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Re: Shanghai Race Club tokens
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 04:09:39 AM »
The series of tokens issued byt Shanghai Race Club is very interesting. You can see here clear photo of the biggest denomination: 60 cents.
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Re: Shanghai Race Club tokens
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 01:45:23 AM »
Today on 31st July 2015 is a historical moment for Shanghai Token Society (STS) :biggrin:.

40 cents 四角 (4 jiao) S.R.C. (Shanghai Race Club) token has been found. It cost xxxx USD, but I completed the set and I am the first one who own all 4 Shanghai Race Club tokens.

Now let's make a bet who will find another such of 40 cents SRC token till 31st July 2025 and will resell to us will get the payment + 10 x silver 1oz. silver Pandas from years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025. Please post 2 real photos and contact with our Shanghai Token Society (STS), here is email: cfrost1984@gmail.com

Now how this bet works:
1) If you will find till 31st July 2016 such of token, you will get your payment and 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016.
2) If you will find till 31st July 2017 such of token, you will get your payment and 2 x 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016 and 2017.
3) If you will find till 31st July 2018 such of token, you will get your payment and 3 x 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016, 2017 and 2018.
4) If you will find till 31st July 2019 such of token, you will get your payment and 4 x 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
5) If you will find till 31st July 2020 such of token, you will get your payment and 5 x 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
6) If you will find till 31st July 2021 such of token, you will get your payment and 6 x 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
7) If you will find till 31st July 2022 such of token, you will get your payment and 7 x 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
8) If you will find till 31st July 2023 such of token, you will get your payment and 8 x 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 ans 2023.
9) If you will find till 31st July 2024 such of token, you will get your payment and 9 x 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.
10) If you will find till 31st July 2025 such of token, you will get your payment and 10 x 1oz. silver Panda in raw from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.

Are you motivated? Let's the race begin! But wait a second! Few more things I have to mention.

STS members are not in this bet. We are collectors who are looking for this piece for collection. This "race" which is the bet also is for all china-mint members, for all all token dealers all over the world and for all token collectors who are not STS members all over the world.

Let's start! The deadline is 31st July 2025. Mr Miller from ebay, if you will find this token you can also contact us with out society by email.

The last rule, if the token will looks like fake, you won't get payment and even 1 piece of 1oz. silver Panda. Token must be genuine! (me and other STS members will judge it authenticity) You must have the token, show real photos (with high resolution) that you own it (not from auction) and then we can talk about details.
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