Mills War Eagle

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Mills War Eagle

Postby daninfl » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:29 am

I wonder if anyone has ever seen this version of the War Eagle? It's loaded with large Georgivs UK Pennies which appear to be about the same size as a US half dollar, the coins are inserted at the top. I was told the top represents an open snakes mouth. I would be grateful if anyone can tell me anything about this machine.
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Re: Unusual Mills War Eagle 1d

Postby radiorich123 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:17 am

Its a British machine for the old penny.
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Re: Unusual Mills War Eagle 1d

Postby Rick B » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:20 am

Should be able to use half dollars if you have this in the states. Also it is called a Fish Mouth. Many of the War Eagles wore on the finish and no one had the patients to paint all the small areas so they either let them go or sprayed them in a solid color like yours. I'm sure they all left the factory with the standard colors. Seeing that it can be used for Half Dollars many in the states would go nuts for that machine. I know I would. Rick B
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Re: Unusual Mills War Eagle 1d

Postby JPCass » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:43 pm

The export Extraordinaries that went to the British market had different top castings, and maybe even more than one version, so anything unusual about it is probably explained by that. I don't remember seeing a fishmouth War Eagle before, but there are others who could tell you better than I, whether that is unusual.
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Re: Unusual Mills War Eagle 1d

Postby daninfl » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:35 pm

Thanks to all of you who have provided info. With it I was able to learn a few more things, specifically about Firman & Samson Novelty Co. Ltd. in the UK.
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Re: Unusual Mills War Eagle 1d

Postby clubconsoles » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:21 pm

search this site for several hammer prices in UK of your eagle.
I live in the UK and have attended this auction house many times! ... 612&type=A
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