These complete sets of 1961-62 and 62-63 hockey coins weren’t bought through eBay or anywhere else. These were lovingly collected by me buying lots of Shirriff potato chips and wheeling and dealing with them in the schoolyard, plus my mom chipping in by stocking up on serious amounts of Jello.
But hockey coins weren’t the only thing I went after. Around this time, car coins also made an appearance, and although I don’t have the complete set or holder, I have many of them and I love them. These coins feature cars from the beginning, from the late 1800’s up to the flashy 1960’s cars, and I can hardly wait to pass them down.
Below, the 1961-62 NHL set with the shields and after that, the 1962-63 set which were metal instead of plastic but didn’t offer shields to put them in.
Last but not least, the car coins, which came out in 1961 and were collected after eating piles of Jello, dozens and dozens of bags of Hostess potato chips, and once again, wheeling and dealing in the schoolyard.