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Some Canada Montreal Un Sou 1837's, And Something Else...

 
 
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 Posted 03/12/2019  5:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add GABatGH to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
OK folks. So I have this thick display and storage sheet of a dozen tokens.

Ten of them are Canada Montreal Un Sou, one is a Canadian 1813 Half Penny Token, and one is... something else. It's bright silver. I haven't touched it but it looks like it is made of some sort of foil, maybe even aluminum foil. I think there are old fashioned playing cards embossed on it.

Anyone have any idea what this foil thing is?

Here's a link to an online folder with very large pics all the tokens
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1S...OAUoOxwLUXJi

Thanks!!

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 Posted 03/12/2019  6:11 pm  Show Profile   Check 1960NYGiants's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1960NYGiants to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to be a tin foil rubbing of Breton # 572. The original token must have been in very high grade as the rubbings show great detail.

Breton # 572 is relatively common - rated as an R1, easy to obtain.

Your collection is off to a nice start. Should you wish to pursue it, I recommend obtaining a copy of The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Colonial Tokens, 9th edition, 2015. Also a copy of The Illustrated History of the Coins and Tokens Relating to Canada by P.N. Breton (reprints of this 1894 classic are readily available).
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 Posted 03/12/2019  7:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GABatGH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info!

A rubbing? So it's a placeholder for a missing coin.

I'm not a collector. I'm helping someone sell a vast collection of antiques that was owned by someone who passed away.
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 Posted 03/13/2019  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Redzapsid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is there a coin under the foil?
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 Posted 03/13/2019  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GABatGH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nope, no coin under the foil. I took a tissue and gently touched it and there's two pieces of foil, nothing in between.

The prices of these tokens vary widely. I'm seeing them sell on ebay for under $10US, but I'm also seeing them valued at over $100US.

I'm asking because I'm looking for the right venue for selling them. Beside these eleven, I also have two coin boxes full of old Canadian tokens, like this one. This is labeled BR 997 PE 10-11, $350US. I have a guess on who priced it, but not when it was priced.

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