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Small .925 Round I Added To My Stash (Smallforest Higley)

 
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 Posted 06/05/2020  10:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Was a free gift with a purchase I made and it is pretty neat.
Can't get much smaller than this.
SMALLFOREST - I Am Good Silver

18.5 grains 4.54 mm .925 silver.
Might be something from Gränsfors Bruk Sweden as they make a "Small Forest Axe".
Has anyone seen one before?
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 Posted 06/05/2020  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like something that would be circulated at a modern medieval re-creation gathering, or perhaps a blacksmith event
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Thank you! I found out more about this, image will update with info. It is identified. Stand by.

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18.5 grains 4.54 mm .925 silver.
The smallforest Higley was struck by Anthony. It comes in two sizes, the Doe, which is seen here and the Buck.
Minor differences, the doe and buck, obviously; a single axe and a crossed axes; the Doe contains 1 gram ASW, the Buck contains 1 DWT ASW.
These were written up by the Ontario Numismatic Society shortly after they were released. Approximately 30 pairs were sold by Joelscoins for USD 10 the pair.
Anthony did not offer them for sale, He just give them out as tokens of appreciation from time to time.
Total edition size is around 300 pieces of the Doe and around 150 of the Buck.

The smallforest higley edition is pretty much closed due to die cracking; although, theoretically more could be struck using the damaged dies.
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 Posted 06/06/2020  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought another item from that seller and was informed that I will find the lower mintage "buck" as a gift along with this.

2019 Smallforest Cascadia
.925 Silver Sasquatch
10 Dougies Coin


There were only 25 of these minted and then in 2020, the reverse was changed and no more than 100 was minted of the 2020. I get a kick from little things.

Cascadia is a progressive independence movement that encompasses the "bioregion of the Pacific Northwest". It incorporates all of or parts of southern Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Northern California. The region has long had independence movements, going back to the early 19th century. Smallforest, a private mint in Oregon, struck this one in 2019 with the tiny total mintage of 25 pieces.

Two silver coins for Cascadia in 2020 featuring two rarely seen creatures of the Pacific Northwest: Sasquatch (also known as Bigfoot) and Octopus paxarbolis, also known as the Northwest Tree Octopus. The 2019 reverse with Bigfoot was used again in 2020 but the obverse is different. The Paxarbolis coin shares the 2020 Sasquatch obverse with "CASCADIA" and the date within a ring of stars. The 2019 and 2020 silver coins are 26mm and the 2020 have a maximum mintage of 100 pieces each.

Though there have been reported sightings of Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest, there is no proof that it exists. For some reason the photographs come out blurry. Paxarbolis was created as an internet hoax in 1998 about an endangered species of tree octopus. It has since taken on a life of its own.
The rare Paxarbolis is reportedly the favorite food of Sasquatch, which may be why neither have been actually been found. The Sasquatch coin is denominated as 10 Dougies, the Octopus is 8 Dougies. The Dougie, named after the Douglas Fir, is the currency of Cascadia.
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The rarer the creature, the more blurry the picture is! There is plenty of evidence for Sasquatch, but no proof!
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Well you learn some thing new every day, thanks for the info.
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Glad you liked that! I'll follow up with the tiny smallforest Higley buck pics when this arrives.
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Well the first and third posts have incorrect info for size of the doe in some ways, the image was corrected.
I got my buck! Here is a bit more accurate info.

2019 Smallforest Higley - I Cut To Value


1.5 gram, 13.3 mm .925 silver.
The smallforest Higley was struck by Anthony. It comes in two sizes, the Buck at 13.3 mm, which is seen here and the Doe which is 11.4 mm.
Minor differences, the buck and doe, obviously; a single axe and a crossed axes; the Doe weighs 1 gram, the Buck contains 1 and 1/2 gram.
Both were struck in 2019.
This buck shows ghosting of a medalet it was struck on.
I can read
1937 YEAR OF SIT DOWN STRIKES and Sterling from the original as well, closer to the border.
It might be from one of those historical series that Franklin Mint put out of miniature medals. These were used as planchets and overstuck with the Buck dies.
They could have no evidence of being overstruck in some cases, then another may have ghosting text from another medal from that same set I suppose.

These were written up by the Ontario Numismatic Society shortly after they were released. Approximately 30 pairs were sold by Joelscoins for 10 dollars for the pair.
Anthony, my source, did not offer them for sale, He just gives them out as tokens of appreciation from time to time.
Total edition size is around 300 pieces of the Doe and around 150 of the Buck.

The smallforest higley edition is pretty much closed due to die cracking; although, theoretically more could be struck using the damaged dies.

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