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John Shaw Iron Monger

 
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 Posted 12/28/2020  7:09 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bond632 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am looking for any information regarding John Shaw who was an iron monger in upper town Quebec. He is credited as engraver of the 1837 sou, as well as the 1852 sou, even though Charlton states that the engraver of the 1852 is unknown.
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 Posted 12/29/2020  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver Nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
He worked at the Soho mint but not even they recognize him as their engraver on their website
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 Posted 12/30/2020  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bond632 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Silver Nickel for your response. I had perused the Soho website myself a while ago, lots of great information, but none about John Shaw. Could you please direct me to where you found this information regarding him being an engraver there?
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 Posted 12/30/2020  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver Nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, I meant that he is not recognize as one of their engravers. If you really want to find out some information about maybe email soho mint about this or ask RBC who purchased the Quebec bank. John Shaw engraved these coins for the Quebec bank so they might know.
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 Posted 01/16/2021  10:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver Nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, I know it has been awhile but I was looking at some tokens and saw what seems to be called a john Shaw token. It is is very likely made by the same John Shaw since he lived in Quebec and both tokens were made at relatively the same year. 1837



John Shaw seemed to be the owner of a hardware company.
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 Posted 01/16/2021  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bond632 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Silver Nickel, yes it is a token he had made for his business. There were some people at the time of its release that told the public not to accept them, because if his business went under, they would be left with useless tokens, as they could only be used at his store.
The 1837 sou is credited to him as well, but it's unclear to me if he had them produced for himself or if he is just credited for the design or engraving.

Congratulations on reaching 50 posts! It's taking me way longer to reach then I thought it would!
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 Posted 01/17/2021  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver Nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, I'm already at 50? Well, that was fast
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