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 Posted 11/23/2020  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice unusual token, Wade.
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 Posted 11/25/2020  3:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gebs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Got this one in the mail, isn't it a beauty



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 Posted 11/25/2020  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Check ainsivalavie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ainsivalavie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Got this one in the mail, isn't it a beauty

In French it sounds like:
«Un décapage en bonne et due forme»

I don't know if it can be translated as:
«Stripping in due form»

That said, it's sad
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 Posted 11/25/2020  5:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gebs , your Magdalen Island token is a beauty!!
My two aren't even as nice as that one lol
tough to find the decent one at a decent price
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 Posted 11/25/2020  11:44 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't want to poo-poo on Gebs coin, or his/her excitement, OR ironhorse's opinion....

BUT...

that maggy has been cleaned beyond the term cleaned.

I suspect acid + bleach + comet + a wire wheel and maybe some 100 grit sandpaper to finish it off.

It's still a piece of history and should be treasured, but it would take 200 years to un-do what has be done to that token and it would still be a "details" coin.

it's not a beauty... it's a tragedy

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 Posted 11/26/2020  05:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gebs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Wade

Don't worry I was being a bit sarcastic.

I know it is worn down pretty hard and the cleaning is beyond believe. The token is so mangled it becomes a beauty of its own

But I still picked it up for a decent price I think, and I just love the story behind the token. In the future I might find one that is in better shape.
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 Posted 11/26/2020  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add blargish to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As you mention, Gebs, the story behind those guys is pretty great! They don't seem to be that rare but are very popular. I have had zero luck (and a thin wallet) whenever I've tried to nab one of them; the Magdalen Islands Penny continues to elude my collection...

That 1820 Nova Scotia token is a beauty Wade.
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 Posted 11/30/2020  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
LC-48C2 1812 Lower Canada: Tiffin Half Penny Token with a clip

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 Posted 12/06/2020  11:10 am  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
my latest spread eagle token, original over-struck on a guppy half penny

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 Posted 12/14/2020  10:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add colonialtokens to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
concerning the Tiffins

I sold a 'Hammer-head' variety and the 'long bust' variety in the recent auction.

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 Posted 12/14/2020  11:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add blargish to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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concerning the Tiffins

I sold a 'Hammer-head' variety and the 'long bust' variety in the recent auction.

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colonialtokens, which Courteau varieties are those?
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 Posted 12/15/2020  01:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add colonialtokens to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 'long bust' is Charlton's LC-60-E4, Courteau BH 19.

The term 'hammer head' was affectionally termed by Doug Robins and exhibits a severe diagonal die break through the Angels Head. This is from a late state of Charlton's LC-60D2, Courteau BH 6.

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 Posted 12/15/2020  01:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add colonialtokens to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In 2004, Gregory S. Ingram and Branko Marelic published an excellent 85 page work on the Tiffin Series.
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 Posted 12/15/2020  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add blargish to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Colonialtokens, ahh I see you were referring to the Bust & Harps. I've had a recent interest in the series and have been snatching up the varieties that I've been able to get my hands on. Some of the scarcer ones are likely to evade me for the foreseeable future, however.

Have examples of Co BH 6 ever been identified without the massive die break on the reverse?
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