10 SANIBEL FLORIDA CAUSEWAY 22 MM BRASS TOKENS 1987 with TARNISH NEVER RELEASED

10 SANIBEL FLORIDA CAUSEWAY 22 MM BRASS TOKENS 1987 with TARNISH NEVER RELEASED

$209.95

2 in stock

Description

WHOLESALE 10 (TEN) – SANIBEL ISLAND (FLORIDA) CAUSEWAY 22 MM BRASS TOKENS of 1987 with TARNISH – NEVER RELEASED (back & front are the same design)These like the Key West Highway tokens we offer here on eBay were never put into circulation as far as I know. As early as 1912 a car ferry serviced Sanibel but the idea of establishing a bridge was controversial in that the locals feared the onslaught of tourism. In due course there was too much pressure on the ferry service and after several hurricanes and the wildfire of 1955 an easier way to get on and off the island was needed. It took about a year and a half to complete the Causeway (and the original 3 bridges) which was opened in 1963. This group was found partially submerged off the causeway area which may explain their oxidation (although it could also be humidity). They ain’t beauties (but they are rare) and there are 10 pieces in this lot.Each Measures approximately 22 MM