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Britain Colonial? With Countermarks

 
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 Posted 06/12/2021  03:08 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add vince1977 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I have this penny with a hole in the middle and countermarks arround. Because some colonial issues have a hole and marks I was wondering if this one was used aswell as a colonial issue? Or is this farfetched?



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 Posted 06/12/2021  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Size suggests a British pure copper Penny from Matthew Boulton's Soho Mint.

If this modified coin was ever intended to be re used as currency, a probable theory is that it could have been used as a plantation token.
Counter stamped Chinese characters suggest perhaps on a Malayan rubber plantation.
(All guesswork on my part).

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 Posted 06/12/2021  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vince1977 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Never thought about that one! nice suggestion
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 Posted 06/13/2021  11:48 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hmmm I think its a ferry/transportation token or ad hoc counterweight as that's why theres a hole, also complete guesswork. Interesting tho, thanks for sharing.

First symbol looks like a WANG in Chinese the second just looks like a upper case K.
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