Souvenir 25th Anniversary Coin Struck by the Bakelite Corp....Made from Bakelite

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Souvenir 25th Anniversary Coin Struck by the Bakelite Corp....Made from Bakelite

This is a scarce and unusual company anniversary coin or medal, struck in 1935 for the 25th anniversary of the Bakelite Corporation. These coins were issued in several different colors. The company, which made an enormous number of products you can find on virtually every antique store shelf, began in 1910; this is significantly earlier than many of the antique Bakellite pieces with which we are familiar. Bakelite collectible items from jewelry to radios generally date from the 1930s to the 1950s as opposed to the World War I era when the company began. It would be interesting to study the earliest years of Bakelite the company and Bakelite the products. This is a gem, new example of their 1935 souvenir medal.