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Had a good, possibly great day on eBay today. It has been difficult lately for me to find any conder tokens for my collection. But today I lucked out with a Lancashire 19, listed in D&H as rare and not represented in Dr Sriro's conder token CD. It's not the most pretty thing and the grade isn't real high but I'm happy to have found it.

 

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I also found a Shropshire piece that appears to be even better.

 

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The obverse is definitely the obv of DH 9. The rev matches the description in D&H for the one used for D&H 11 and 17. That would seem to make it #11. Problem is from talking to a couple of Conder experts, no one has seen a #11 that actually matches the description in description in the book. They have always turned out to be one of the other listed varieties. At least until I indentified the #11 on the Sriro CD as having a previously unknown rev die. Well when I saw this one on ebay today, at first glance it does match the description for #11. But when you check more closely you see that it is not the same reverse. GREAT I thought , I've found a second example of the Sriro #11!. So I pulled up the image from the CD. No it doesn't match that reverse either! After a little more study I have come to the conclusion that either it is from the reverse of D&H 4, which would mean a new variety from known dies, or it is a new variety from a new unknown reverse die. If it is it will be the third new reverse die, and the second new variety I have discovered from Shropshire. (We are assuming that the Sriro 11 is actually the variety that D&H intended as 11 and they simply got it wrong when the said it was the same reverse as 17.)

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Congratulations! With the number of GTTs you need dwindling, that has to be a GREAT day!

 

I've noticed some fairly rare tokens coming out of GB related to (but not in) the recent Spink sale and have been led to believe there is more to come. Hope so!

 

Bob

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Here are my latest

 

The 2008 Gilded Kookaburra

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The 200th Anniversary Of The Rum Rebellion (holey dollar type!!)

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And the 100yrs First Coat Of Arms coloured silver proof

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I'm going to have to check out some of that pretty Australian at the ANA next month!

 

I've been adjusting the images posted by various auction houses based on

a comparison of coins and tokens in hand. Pretty much across the board, the Spink

sale recently had images that were too bright and not brown enough. Here's the Spink

image and my own which is pretty close to the actual look (which I like, by the way!)

 

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picked this one up today...a 1943 War coin, made in zinc like our cents were...looks BU but not much luster left...Krause lists at $35 so the $12 I paid seemed worth it..

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Cool coin with some history behind it! This little snippet from "World History at KLMA"

addresses the change in coinage by the German authorities during their WWII occupation.

 

"The Occupied Netherlands - Economy . The Dutch silver and copper coins were replaced

by zinc coins (not only to collect valuable metal, but also in order to take metal portraits of

Queen Wilhelmina out of circulation; many Dutchmen turned the old coins into necklaces etc.,

thus expressing their solidarity with the monarch)."

 

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The latest, not necessarily the GREATEST just returning from NGC.

 

On the upside, I took a chance and bought them RAW from an unknown seller on eBay. Add to the fact that Libertads from Mexico were VERY new to me.

 

This is what I got, which was just slightly above melt at the time, and is BELOW melt at today's prices, with silver topping $19.29 per oz.!

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The British token collection craze in the 1790's reached the point where tokens were

even issued to lampoon the collectors! This token collector is about to have a dunce's cap

placed on his head (presumably by the issuer Denton). The edge reads "Any sum given

for scarce original strikings".

 

 

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Half Dollar..

 

What a gorgeous Peru 5 pasetas. My no dot example is not nearly as nice, but I thought I would post a "with dot" just for the fun of sharing. Neither is a "newest acquisition" (my wife and I worked in Peru from 1975-79) and your coin is nicer than any I can recall seeing available during our stay.

 

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RI AL

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Far from as super as many of the posts here, but these coins just arrived yesterday and will be added to the ole' trusty Music Coin collection.

 

The first is an olympic coin (kind of a stretch to include in a music coin set) except that the runners are "jumping over" the Sydney Opera House.

 

The second commemorates the reopening of the Berg Theater and Opera Building. I wouldn't have known about this issue except it appears on the cover of 2008 Standard Catalog 2001-date. Sorry the scans are through holders...I'm kinda' a klutz when it comes to handling Proofs.

 

RI AL

 

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Half Dollar..

 

What a gorgeous Peru 5 pasetas. My no dot example is not nearly as nice, but I thought I would post a "with dot" just for the fun of sharing. Neither is a "newest acquisition" (my wife and I worked in Peru from 1975-79) and your coin is nicer than any I can recall seeing available during our stay.

 

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RI AL

 

 

 

Thank you very much for your kind words.

I just got this picture in my email today.

I haven't received this back from grading yet.

But this 1846 Russian Rouble did very well. MS63

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Hello, everyone.

 

These just arrived today for my "Music Collection". They certainly are a major departure from my "old fuddy duddy" set of composer coins, but what the heck...I'm mellowing in my retirement...sort of like old cheese that has been left out too long.

 

RI AL

 

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Hi, Jackson64.

 

Appreciate your kind words on the Austria 10 Euro. It is a silver proof. I'm rather pleased with it and was a reasonably good buy on e-Bay.

 

There sure is some great stuff posted here!!!

 

RI AL

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