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 Posted 10/09/2021  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

A recent auction pickup and a solid upgrade for my collection.

Bank of Ireland 1805 ten pence silver token, struck by The Royal Mint,

Davis 87, Seaby 6617, KM Tn3.
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 10/09/2021  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@daltonista: Always a pleasure to see your posts!

Was it common for The Royal Mint to strike tokens?


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 Posted 10/10/2021  5:16 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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commems wrote: Was it common for The Royal Mint to strike tokens?

The short answer is no, it was quite uncommon.

Without taking up a lot of forum space identifying all the "private mints" that struck the early 19th-century private and provincial tokens, which were a sort of necessity coinage, suffice it to say that The Royal Mint was involved only in the officially authorized token issues of the Banks of England, Ireland, and Jersey. Even some of those, such as the British 1804 Dollar and the Irish 6/- token (both crowns), were struck at Boulton and Watt's Soho Mint in Birmingham...overstruck, really, on worn Spanish 8 Reales coins.

I know the information is out there, but I'd sure need to do some more research to come up with anything like a precise response. Bear in mind, though, that a quick tally will show that the silver bank issues noted above -- excluding all the patterns, proof-only strikes, and trivial die varieties and pairings -- basically amount to 12 types, and a complete date set would come to 17 pieces in all. So that's not much Royal Mint participation at all.

Maybe I should drop another one of my relevant Gorgeous Georges in here...a gemmy toner, at that!

Ireland, 10 Pence Silver Bank Token, 1813. D89, S4618.


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 10/10/2021  7:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I know the information is out there, but I'd sure need to do some more research to come up with anything like a precise response.

No need! The answer you've provided is what I was after. I didn't think The Royal Mint made many tokens, but, as this is not an area of significant knowledge for me, I wanted to confirm with someone far more advanced in their knowledge. Mission accomplished!

Thanks!


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 Posted 10/10/2021  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

And here I thought I was helping you write your doctoral dissertation, commems!



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 Posted 10/11/2021  10:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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And here I thought I was helping you write your doctoral dissertation, commems!

I never turn down knowledgeable help!


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1943 Australia.
3 Pence - George VI.

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 Posted 11/04/2021  03:59 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't posted my newly-acquired George II crown here yet!
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Very nice!
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1882 A Greece.
10 Lepta - George I 2nd portrait.

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1943 Australia. 3 Pence - George VI.

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1882 A Greece. 10 Lepta - George I 2nd portrait.
Fantastic!
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Excellent!
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Canada 1937 Cent


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Great Britain 1912 3 Pence


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