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 Posted 10/07/2021  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Here we have a nice big British two-penny copper token issued 1811-12 by John Henrickson's Lemmonsly Worsted Mill located in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

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This is a Russian 1924 50 kopeks (90% silver) which shows a Russian worker being 'industrious' with his talents.
Nice examples!
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 Posted 10/09/2021  12:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks as if I should post my Condor token from 1793...
Iohn Wilkinson, iron master, low grade, so it probably circulated for some time.


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 Posted 10/11/2021  09:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks as if I should post my Condor token from 1793... Iohn Wilkinson, iron master, low grade, so it probably circulated for some time.
Very nice!
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 Posted 10/16/2021  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

This 19th-century token depicting a man working a loom had several predecessors using very similar imagery among the Conders issued 15-20 years earlier in towns like Norwich, Rochdale, and Colchester, to cite just a few examples. This is how Withers opens the description of this penny: "Jackson & Lister were linen manufacturers and cotton bleachers."

Barnsley, Yorkshire: Withers 12, Davis 75 (34mm, 22g).

Here's a 19th-century illustration of a simlar loom in action:

I never pay too much for my tokens...but every now and then I may buy one a little too soon.

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 Posted 10/17/2021  07:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@mrwhatisit: Interesting design on the coin from Russia - too bad a previous owner subjected it to such a harsh cleaning!

Also, Congrats! on #600! Did you always imagine that you'd stick around long enough to make the many posts? Glad you're here.

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 Posted 10/17/2021  07:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@daltonista: Very cool! It's always nice to see tokens from the 1800s that remain in such an attractive state of preservation.

I have a few modern silver medals with a textile industry theme, I'll have to get them out and post a few images.


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 Posted 10/17/2021  08:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks commems, I didn't know if I was going to stick around this long, but I like helping folk around here if it is something I can help answer, or just to help add to the general body of knowledge. I didn't like the cleaning on that Russian coin but the price was right and it was a coin from there I didn't have yet. That condor token was from my dads former coin collection when he was into coins some 40 years ago, and he held onto them for a long time until I inherited them.
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1944 S Philippines.
Five centavos.U.S. Administration.

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10 centavos.

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 Posted 11/04/2021  11:18 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Devonshire, Tavistock, 1d 1811. Withers 1130, Davis 23 (35mm, 23.8g).



The outdoorsy scene depicted on the reverse of this British 1811 penny token is one of the many Devon Mines, located in Tavistock, noted for their production of arsenic, copper, and primarily tin dating back to the early 1200's. The "Cornish mining engine" shown here was typical for the Devonshire area; in Tavistock it employed coal-fired steam-power (note the smokestack) to pump water out of the mines and to keep buckets moving up and down the mineshafts. For both tasks, that extraction process relied on the tower-and-chain arrangement shown toward the right on this token.

The photo below shows a well-preserved 19th-century mining engine of this type, now maintained by one of Cornwall's mining museums.


As for the Tavistock penny's obverse, the plumes of the Prince of Wales were a common device on the tokens of 1811-1820, basically signifying, honoring, and perhaps ingratiating the Prince Regent (and future Monarch) George IV, who was then governing the Empire through the administrative talents of competent ministers while the long reign -- and life -- of his father King George III wound down in a spiral of depression and illness.

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1931 R Russia.
20 Kopeks.

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