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 Posted 12/13/2019  7:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ioana to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,all! Could you please guide me to identify this coin? Thank you very much!



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 Posted 12/14/2019  06:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, it is not a coin but a token. Style is of the early 1800s or so, but lacking an inscription or a date I can't do any better. Someone else might recognize it.
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 Posted 12/14/2019  06:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps this is a red herring, but the image of Liberty with the sword and scales is found on some Conder Tokens. Here is one example where the sword is also pointing upwards:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces108931.html
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 Posted 12/14/2019  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ioana to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. Thank you!
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 Posted 12/14/2019  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The style of this piece reminded me of Canadian tokens from the early 19th century. There does not appear to me to be any text on it, which strikes me as unusual if it is a genuine token offering itself for redemption somewhere.

The standing figure closely follows that which appears on the 1/2d ( 27 to 28mm diameter, 7.0 to 7.3g ) and the 2d ( 40.2 to 40.5mm, 27.8 to 28.3g ) tokens produced by Lesslie & Sons, trading from 1820 in the then-named towns of York ( Toronto ) and Dundas, Canada. This piece has the sword pointing up instead of down, and is cruder in execution. Lesslie's tokens had a plough on the other side, so it is not one of theirs. The facial features of the bust resemble those of Wellington, who appears on some Canadian ( and other ) tokens around that time, but the neck of this bust is bare instead of having uniform details.

I do not think this is a conder token. It does not appear in "British Copper Tokens 1811-20" by P&B Withers.

My knowledge of Canadian tokens is sketchy. Is this a contemporary anonymous token from that time? There were tokens floating around both in Britain and Canada which deliberately did not associate themselves with any particular trader. It was an era when if you did not have an overabundance of scruples, you could literally make money! Anyone got any more info?
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 Posted 12/14/2019  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Check alganbagerap's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm really surprised that no one recognises a Columbia token:
http://aboutfarthings.co.uk/catalog...a-farthings/

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 Posted 12/14/2019  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ioana to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much evrryone!
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