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Tokens, Medals, Jetons & Exonumia

Numismatic items other than coins and paper money - tokens, medals, jetons, badges, elongated coins, encased coins, souvenir medallions, tags, wooden nickels, script and other similar items.

Scotland, Angusshire, Condor Token, James Wright, Dundee Farthing, 1796

|Tokens,| |Medals| |&| |Exonumia|, |Scotland,| |Angusshire,| |Condor| |Token,| |James| |Wright,| |Dundee| |Farthing,| |1796||farthing|NEW
Conder Tokens, also referred to as the 18th Century Provincial Tokens, were a form of privately minted token coinage struck and used during the latter part of the 18th century and the early part of the 19th century in England, Anglesey and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The driving force behind the need for token coinage was the shortage of small denomination coins for everyday transactions. Most collectors consider Conder tokens to include those indexed originally by James Conder.
WO89056. Copper farthing, Dalton-Hamer Angusshire p. 408, 40; Atkins p. 297, 25 (notes rare, only a few lbs struck); Conder p. 13, 14; Pye Tokens p. 17, 1, VF, scratches, weight 4.813 g, maximum diameter 22.2 mm, die axis 180o, Scotland, Angusshire mint, 1796; obverse SIC ITUR AD OPES (Latin: That's the way to work), horse and cart, two packages on cart marked as DR (left package) and TR (right package), Wright Des (Wright designer) in exergue; reverse ** DUNDEE FARTHING **, view of a trade hall building, date 17-96 divided by spire, TRADES ALL [sic] in exergue; rare; $180.00 (171.00)


Great Britain, Webb & Sons, Lead Bag Seal, c. 1902 - 1952

|United| |Kingdom|, |Great| |Britain,| |Webb| |&| |Sons,| |Lead| |Bag| |Seal,| |c.| |1902| |-| |1952|NEW
Edward Webb set up his business as a seed merchant in the middle of the nineteenth century at Wordsley in the West Midlands. In 1876 Edward Webb & Sons was one of the earliest applicants for a registered trademark (number 928), which covered agricultural seeds and artificial manures. About 1894 the firm took over, and later expanded, the bone and manure works of Proctor & Ryland in Saltney, near Chester. By the end of the nineteenth century Webb's seeds were well known throughout the country and the firm had been appointed seedsmen to Queen Victoria.Webb
UK99059. cf. bagseal.org, id BSG.BS.01764; lead bag seal, off center, weight 12.408 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, Saltney, Great Britain mint, c. 1902 - 1952; obverse REGISTERED TRADEMARK around, company symbol with male British crown on top, reading WEBBS, PRIZE SEEDS, GRASSES, ROOTS, MANURES; reverse WEBB & SONS SALTNEY CHESTER around, MANURE MANFRS in two lines in center; $40.00 (38.00)


Colonial Canada, Blacksmith Copper, J & C. Peck / N. Starbuck and Son, c. 1835 - 1858

|Tokens,| |Medals| |&| |Exonumia|, |Colonial| |Canada,| |Blacksmith| |Copper,| |J| |&| |C.| |Peck| |/| |N.| |Starbuck| |and| |Son,| |c.| |1835| |-| |1858||token|
"Blacksmith Coppers" refers to some types of imitation British halfpence struck in colonial Canada. The name comes from the story of a Montreal blacksmith who, "..when he wished to have a [good time] struck two or three dollars of these coppers and thereby supplied himself with sufficient change to gratify his wishes."

The dies, engraved by Benjamin True of Troy, NY about 1835, were for the obverse of a J. and C. Peck Company token (HT 363) and the reverse of a N. Starbuck and Son Company token (HT 368). Howland Wood in "The Canadian Blacksmith Coppers" first published in The Numismatist in 1910, wrote that he believed these dies were sent to colonial Canada after they were discarded, where they were used to strike blacksmith coppers in the early Nineteenth century, before Confederation minting began in 1858.

The Benjamin True dies were usually used only on one side and the other side was struck using locally made halfpenny dies depicting Britannia. The false halfpenny dies were shallowly engraved with minimal detail and the coins were weakly struck. The intent seems to have been to make the coins more acceptable by creating them with a circulated and worn appearance. It is hard to imagine that this type with a hard times token obverse and reverse was acceptable, which is probably why this type is rare. This die combination was not listed by Wood.

The catalog value in Rulau's 4th edition Page # 181 is $300.00 in Fine.

WO38390. Bronze token, Rulau HT-371, Wood -, aF (all are weakly struck), weight 6.426 g, maximum diameter 26.3 mm, die axis 135o, obverse PECK'S PATENT MACHINES, IN COMPLETE SETTS MADE AT TROY NY, Peck's machine (obverse for a J. and C. Peck Company token, HT-363); reverse MACHINE SHOP TURNING & BORING, SCREWS FOR PAPER OIL & CIDER MILLS &C., press screw (reverse for a N. Starbuck and Son Company token, HT-368); flan edge defect; rare (R5); SOLD







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REFERENCES

Bahrfeldt, E. Die Mnzen und Medaillensammlung in der Marienburg. (Gdansk, 1901-1910).
Baker, W. Medallic Portraits of Washington. (Philadelphia, 1885).
Dalton, R. & S Hamer. The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century Illustrated by R. Dalton and S.H. Hamer 1910-1918. (Gettysburg, 2015).
Davis, W. The Nineteenth Century Token Coinage. (London, 1904).
Dean, M. "Lead Tokens from the River Thames at Windsor and Wallingford" in NC 1997, pp. 137-147, and pls. 8-12.
De Renesse-Breidbach, M. Histoire Numismatique De L'Eveche Et Principante De Liege. (1831).
Dugniolle, J. Le jeton historique des dix - sept provinces des Pays - Bas. (Brussels, 1876-1880).
Feuardent, F. Jetons et mreaux depuis Louis IX jusqu' la fin du Consulat de Bonaparte. (Paris, 1904 - 1915).
Habich, G. Die deutschen Schaumnzen des XVI. Jahrhunderts. Band I - IV. (Munich, 1929).
Habich, G. Die Medaillen der italienischen Renaissance. (Stuttgart, 1922).
Hill, G. A corpus of Italian medals of the Renaissance before Cellini. (London, 1930).
Hill, G. Select Italian medals of the Renaissance in the British Museum. (London, 1915).
Jones, M. A Catalogue of the French Medals in the British Museum, 1402 - 1672. Vols. 1 and 2. (London, 1982, 1988).
Krause, C. & C. Mishler. Standard Catalog of World Coins.(Iola, WI, 2010 - ).
Mitchiner, M. Jetons, Medalets & Tokens. (1988 - 2007).
Pye, C. A Correct and Complete Representation of all the Provincial Copper Coins, Tokens of Trade, and Cards of Address, on Copper, Which were circulated as such between the Years 1787 and 1801. (London, 1801).
Richter, J. Die Schtzenjetons der Schweiz. (Regenstauf, 2005).
Rigold, S. "The St Nicholas or 'Boy Bishop' Tokens" in Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology 34 (1978).
Rulau R. Hard Times Tokens 1832-1844. (Iola, WI, 1996).

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