Rudolph Valentino Souvenir Token from NY premier of
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DescriptionRudolph Valentino Souvenir Token from NY premier of The Eagle (1925). Vintage original cast metal coin token from the premiere of the 1925 United Artists film The Eagle, starring Rudolph Valentino. The 1.25" in diameter gold-colored token features an image of Valentino in character as "Vladimir Dubrovsky" and reads, "Rudolph Valentino in 'The Eagle.' " Verso of coin reads "World Premiere/ Nov. 8, 1925/ Mark Strand Theatre." These coins were distributed to audience members at the Strand Theatre in New York, and Valentino is said to have thrown these from his car window in an effort to distract the massive crowd of fans at the premiere. One of these coins resides at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Exhibiting expected age and handling. COA from Heritage Auctions.
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