“Wooden Nickels” Centennial Celebration currency

Here are scans of six flat wood celebration currencies we recently ran across, quaintly referred to as “wooden nickels.”  The first group is from Crosswell’s centennial celebration, 1947, and the others are from Port Huron’s 1949 event.  These were manufactured by the John B. Rogers Producing C., Fostoria, Ohio.

“One Wooden Nickel” from Crosswell’s July, 1947, centennial, front. PHAHPA scan.

“One Wooden Nickel,” “Crosswell’s 100 Years of Progress,” back. PHAHPA scan.

“Two Wooden Nickels” from Croswells Centennial Celebration, July 1947.   PHAHPA scan.

“Crosswell’s 100 Years of Progress.” Used like cash. PHAHPA scan.

“Five Wooden Nickels” from Crosswell’s Centennial Celebration, July 1947. PHAHPA scan.

“Crosswell’s 100 Years of Progress.” Same as cash. PHAHPA scan.

“One Wooden Nickel” from Port Huron’s Centennial Celebration, July 1949. PHAHPA scan.

“This Wooden Souvenir” is, to paraphrase, the same as cash in Port Huron during the celebration. PHAHPA scan.

“Two Wooden Nickels,” Port Huron centennial, July 1949, front. PHAHPA scan.

“Wooden Souvenir,” same as cash in Port Huron, back. PHAHPA scan.

“Five Wooden Nickels,” Port Huron centennial, July 1949, front. PHAHPA scan.

“Wooden Souvenir,” same as cash in Port Huron, back. PHAHPA scan.