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 Posted 05/03/2008  8:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add akglen to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here's another coin which I need help identifying. Sorry about the quality of the photo.




Thanks,
Glen
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 Posted 05/03/2008  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Peter THOMAS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
G'day, it's some type of token intended to resemble a sovereign.
Standard jubilee portrait; standard St George reverse.
Legend is all wrong - I can't read it all.
Seems to be made of brass, or similar: it has enough copper in it to have a few green spots.
Peter in Oz
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 Posted 05/04/2008  12:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The words to the right of Victoria's portrait are "L.CHR.LAUER" - Ludwig Christian Lauer was a German jeton-maker who founded a company by the same name, which made play money, game counters and similar "jeton-type" tokens in the mid to late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The rest of the obverse inscription, "IM OF 2 SOVGN" (I'm of 2 sovereigns), implies to me this piece is in the "play money" category.

Here's a recent thread with a Lauer jeton, and some links.
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 Posted 05/04/2008  11:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add akglen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Woo Hoo!! So I have some really old Monopoly money here. With this level of detail it seems it would be a short step up to counterfeiting. And thanks for the information.

Glen
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