| Armour issued
24 plastic coins in 1955 that were inserted into
packages of hot dogs. The coins were issued in various
colors, and in different shades. Red, Yellow, blue,
green, Orange, and Aqua. The front of the coins feature
a raised profile of the ballplayer, player’s name and
team. On the back, centered between a baseball diamond,
and crossed bats are name, team, position, birthplace
and date, batting, throwing preference, and 1954 hitting
or pitching record. Each 1955 Armour coin can be found
in two different "bust tilts" in which the tip
of the cap and back point of the bust point to
distinctly different areas of the rim.
above is a 1955 Mickey Mantle Armour coin with the
Spelling error Mickey Mantel. The Mickey Mantle
coin with the correct spelling is rare, and sells for
about $400. The pictures below show the back of the coin
(center), and the other outer pictures I darkened the
color to make it easier to read. There is also a Dark
blue coin, and a pale green coin with the same error.
Armour issued 20 coins, and in 1960 20 coins. The 1959 and 1960 coins were issued with meat items such as hot dogs although 10 coins could also be obtained through a mail in offer.
Below is a checklist for the unnumbered coins that is
arranged in alphabetical order.
the following link for a Printer
Friendly 1955 Armour coins Checklist