apeka, thanks for the input...
Cajunlady0, yes I bought it (under $7.00) for a research project as some of these can be challenging and very entertaining and rewarding if one finds out the proper history.
It appears that I have worded my question incorrectly as I am not asking what this is, only if anyone knows who the initials S & T are for?
So far I have been able to find out the following information online:
"There was an earlier version of these spade guinea counters/tokens from about 1788 while the actual gold spade guinea was still being struck. They used the same inscription as on the genuine guineas; M.B.F.ET.H.REX.F.D.B.ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T.ET.E. for Magnae Britanniae, Franciae et Hibernise Rex, Fidei Defensor, Brusviciensis et Lunenburgensis Dux, Sacri Romani Imperil Archi-Thesaurus et Elector, which can be translated as - King of Great Brittain, France and Ireland, Defender of the faith. Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg. Grand Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
To avoid counterfeit laws these had different types of edges and some had the manufacturers initials below the bust, W A & co (Wilmore / Alston & Co.) for example. They are of finer quality than the later victorian counters."
Some of these can be scarce to rare depending on who and how famous the maker is.
Maybe one day I will find who or what S & T is...
Edited by D
02/11/2012 6:15 pm