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What the heck is this?

Found this in a hidden bottom of a box a friends family had given me. Anybody have a idea what it is?

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01/19/2019

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01/25/2019

"Conder Token" update

I forced myself to do it. It's been a long time since I had the time to update all my sets. Now the my brain issue has been taken care of, and other health issues, I'm back and ready to catch up, not just with the Conders but all my sets. I'd been able to purchase about 10 tokens over the last year that never got added to the set. I've added all them now and corrected , mostly spelling, on all the other ones. I still have much more info to add but at least I have them all in with pictures. Fee

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01/03/2012

Come on NGC, is this the best ... Part 2

Still not happy about that rattle but... A reminder of part 1, coin came back slanted in holder with a little rattle to it. See past journal. After thinking about it for a day I knew NGC wouldn't put the token in crooked and desided it most have turned due to the looseness of the token in the slab, the rattle. I started tapping the bottom right corner of the slab on a table and after about a thousand taps, okay, maybe a hundred, I noticed that it had move a bit, not much, but some. I got me a

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03/05/2011

Come on NGC, this is the best you can do?

You didn't get it right the first time and this time either. I had this "Conder" token graded by NGC several years ago and when it came back they had put the obverse to the back of the slab. Not really a big deal but I did write them a small email about it and never heard back from them. I recently purchased two more "Conders" from ebay and the slabs were so scuffed up you could barely see the token. I packaged up 5 token for reslabing including the backwards token and sent them off. Well, the

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03/03/2011

The Results - New white Tuxedos

Oh , tell me I didn't do it again? (July of 2010)I just rejoined the Registry for another year so I had the five free submissions to send in and what did I go and do? I went down to the bank box and got out 5 ANACS grade Ireland coins to cross over into NGC slabs. That wasn't the problem. Instead of doing a crossover and making sure that they'd come back a certain grade or at least in the ANACS slabs, I went and cracked the out and sent them in as raw unslabed coins. Doing that always scares t

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09/14/2010

The Results-New white Tuxedos

Oh , tell me I didn't do it again. I just rejoined the Registry for another year so I had the five free submissions to send in and what did I go and do? I went down to the bank box and got out 5 ANACS grade Ireland coins to cross over into NGC slabs. That wasn't the problem. Instead of doing a crossover and making sure that they'd come back a certain grade or at least in the ANACS slabs, I went and cracked the out and sent them in as raw unslabed coins. Doing that always scares the hell out of

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07/07/2010

New "CONDERS" on the march to my Registry Set.

Couple of Conder tokens from eBay make it into my set. These may not be the highest grade tokens out there but they sure are nice looking for the grade. Click on Best2u and see the rest of the set under the my Sig. Series sets.

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06/22/2010

More Conders

Need to send these in to NGC Just picked up a couple more Conders for the Registry set. I'll have to send them in for grading as they are raw. This was a nice little pick up from Tony Fein at VCOINS.

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03/31/2010

A new Conder for the set.

Snaged off from eBay at a good price, I think Picked this one up off from eBay to add the the Registry set of my Conder tokens.

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03/16/2010

Oh crap, I did it again!! - Update

The results are in.(you should read my past journal, Oh , I did it again, for the whole story of why I tryed cross-overing these coins. The results of my submission for cross-overs is in. Right below are my predictions and then right after that are the results.--Here's what I sent in, thier all from Ireland,- 1948 1p ANACS-65 RD, 1949 6p ANACS-67 (min.return grade MS-66), 1960 6p ANACS-66, 1954 sh. ANACS-66(min. return grade MS-65), 1955 sh ANACS-66(min. return grade MS-65), 1935 fl ANACS-64,

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03/11/2010

 

Oh crap, I did it again !!

What the am I doing? I can't seem to stop myself. Well, it seems I can't stop myself when it comes to trying to have all my coins in NGC or PCGS holders. I have nothing against ANACS, IGC (or is it ICG), PCI, or any of the others. I really do buy the coin and not the holder, so it shouldn't matter what holder the coin is in, right. When I buy coins online I do perfer NGC or PCGS but if the seller has great pictures of the whole holder, both sides, I wiil buy any grading services slab. Now, ha

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02/22/2010

New Conder token for the set.

I found the picture of the third Conder token. I found the picture of the third Conder token as I mentioned in my last journal that it was lost. See my other journals to see the whole story.

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02/14/2010

A couple new Conder tokens in the set.

Two new Conder tokens from the Doug and Marie McHenry collection auctioned off by Goldbergs. I have two more Conder tokens to add to my Signature Set collection "~18th Century Conder Tokens". These were auctioned off at Goldbergs Pre-Long Beach auction. They come from the Doug and Marie McHenry collection. I also have a third Conder from the auction but I seem to have lost the picture for it so for now here are the 2 being added.

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02/13/2010

Part 10 9/10, Conder tokens and thier new costumes.

Six Conder tokens enjoy thier new NGC costumes These six Conder tokens from the late 1700s in Great Britain had been waiting to get slabed for some time know. They'ed been waiting for some time due to the fact I wasn't sure how they'd grade. Not that there's anything wrong with..., I'll just list them and you'll see why. 1. 1797 Gloucester D&H-3 1 penny, after buying a nice collection of these Gloucester tokens I noticed that this token looked to have a coat of lacq. over both sides. I g

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12/15/2009

Costume change for Halloween update. Part 10 1/2

My crossovers are back and I got the trick not the treat. Lets start this out by saying you should read my Part 10 journal before reading this one. In my last journal I showed a scan of the 5 ANACS graded Ireland coins I sent in for crossover. These were 5 coins I was thinking had a good chance of making it into a NGC slab. I was thinking at least 4 of them would, the AU-53 looked more like a AU-50 to me. Well, that didn't happen. The 1805 penny, a ANACS-PF63, came back crossed over in a NG

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12/12/2009

Part 10 3/4, Costume change

Raw tricks I got from NGC instead of treats. No Happy Halloween here. In my last 2 journals I showed about my latest crossover and in this one it's about the raw coins I sent in with them. I sent in 5 raw Irish coins to be graded. I picked up a nice 1942 half cent at the Michigan State Spring Show. The dealer had 5 of them in his case, the only Irish he had. As this was a coin I was missing I looked them all over and purchased the best one. I always jot down what grade I think a coin will c

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12/12/2009

Scary cossovers for the Halloween season. Part 10

These coins putting on new costumes. I hope. Wow, for me this is more scary than seeing "Paranormal Activity". The five slab below have been sent in to NGC for crossover. In the past I was doing the break out routine but I didn't want to take a chance for low grades on these five slabs. I did give NGC the option of giving the 1805 1p a PF-62 as it is a little beatup. I do have more to crossover but I'm thinking these five would be a good test of my nerves. I also sent in a bunch of Conder

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10/15/2009

Accugrade immigrants find a new home at NGC-Part 9

Four tokens cross the boarder to find a better life. It all started on eBay when a seller started selling 18th century British Conder tokens which had been graded by Accugrade. He started with lower graded (EX-AU) tokens which I didn't need but I kept looking what he had and low and behold he started listing some mint state Conders. I told myself I would only bid on MS-63 or higher grades thinking if I crossed them over to NGC they'd be knocked down 2 or 3 grades and then I'd still have mint s

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05/15/2009

New coats that don't fit to well. - Breaking Out Part VIII

I think it's time to stop the breaking out. Well, here we go again. I broke out 4 more odd slabs and sent them in with some raw coins. I'll get to why the new coats don't fit but first the results. This coin was purchased raw by me from a Stacks auction a few, make that several, years ago and sent to ANACS for grading. It's a 1806 Ireland proof farthing with frosted design items and mirrored fields. I was thinking PF-65 cameo. ANACS sent it back as PF-63. Bummer. I had it reslabed in thier new

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01/02/2009

 

More ANACS coins jump off the ledge. Breaking Out-Part 7

Sent these coins in 2 weeks after the coins in my last journal (part 6) and they come back 2 days after them. 1.- 1950 Ire.1 penny NNC-MS64 RB came back a NGC-MS62 BN, I'll take that as I was thinking it could come back in a body bag. It looked like there was a film of oil on it. 2. - 1948 Ire. 3 pence ANACS-62 came back as a NGC- AU58, Ouch, that hurt. The 3 pence is the hardest coin to grade due to its small size and fine detail but I think they got this wrong. I was th

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11/20/2008

 

Two Conders and one Isle of Man switch teams - Breaking out part 6

Three tokens that have come out of the closet and switched teams. Just a short note about the new insert that NGC uses. I don't like it. It's great to see the rim but it seems to take something away from viewing the coin itself. Conder token number one was a FTGS-MS63 RD and came back as a NGC-MS63 RB. I'm fine with that as it was only about 90% red. Would have been nice to have a 211 year old red token. The second token was a FTGS-MS64BN Suffolk D&H-1. Came back as a NGC-62BN Suffolk D&a

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11/19/2008

My ANACS slabs made a run for it. Breaking out- Part 5

I've had pretty good luck so far so why not send in some more. I've been keeping track of my cross-overs in my journal and here's the latest. All 5 coins were in ANACS holders which are really nice looking, maybe the best looking of all the services. The first coin is a 1937 Ireland farthing which was graded ANACS-MS-63RB and came back ina NGC holder as a MS-64RB. A nice bump up of one grade which it deserved on eye appeal alone. Next up was a 1931 Ire. penny sent in as a MS-63RB and sent back

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10/15/2008