Tuesday, July 1, 2008

China, 1987 Jinling Hotel Token

In 1987 (Year of the Rabbit), a relative had given me a copper token (sealed inside an acrylic capsule) after a visit to China.

It was wonderful to receive a nice souvenir from China at that time.
Some three years ago, a nice seller at Yahoo! Auctions Singapore had given me a similar token that he didn't want to keep in his collection any longer.

I am wondering whether all those visitors from Singapore might have somehow stayed in Jinling Hotel at that time, and this hotel had minted hundreds if not thousands of such tokens and given them to all its hotel guests.