Hi fellow collectors. Well some.of you are saying there he goes again with these tokens. There is a reason for this. Like myself I know.many of you have never heard of these. Now.They made thousands of these. Some with large mintages some.with very low. By the way they were measured by ton. Not as individual tokens. There is a token I just read about only sixteen were made. The current bid is over a thousand but will go hover before the auction.. Now I just put up a set of twelve. Remember the difference I said before the Brutish way of grading does not use the Sheldon scale. Now. MS 65 here is classified as is in England. That means like it just came of the die.. That's why a MS 62 to 65 here is worth more in England than here. However to get that grade is hard. Your dealing with tokens from the 1700's.
This new set i will add into one two every two weeks or so. I don't want to put to many up at one time. I haven't even al my comments up . In was extremely tired. NGC gets all of the credit for there help. Now you will see MS 66 ,65, proof likes penny's and half penny's. The penny's are the size of half a dollar and broke many dies.. So you learn to appreciate them more. Now you just don't look at one and say this will grade a MS. There are many A/U that are just as beautidul. Why a little where will drop them down that's is far beyond me. These tokens are just as good as a MS.
You can tell I'm American because I'm talking MS and A/U. Never in Britain. I use those terms because many send them in hoping for a good price. Again we don't care if it's Uncirirculaded that's all we are about. I wish they would just slab them without a grade to preserve the color and the detail. I was taught buy the coin not label. Well if your looking at a piece of coal and the label says MS 65 what's the point. You want to see the art one copper. You want to see the different parts of the British Isles. They were made in Ireland ,Scotland ,every were that Flag flew they made them. That's the beauty of them. Famous Abbey Cathedrals people buildings that have been standing for hundreds of years. These are the tokens I'm talking about. A school teacher in class. Farms and different equipment of the day. Wool and looms yes sheep were a large part of the economy. These are tokens. All different all beautiful and to this day I have seen them in MS 67. You dnt get that grade in modern coins. That's the Brutish token. We're lucky they took such great care of them. We must do the same. We must pass on this part of our hobby history. They took care of them for us how about future generations. Yes we owe it to them also. So take a peek you just might like what you see. Enjoy them like I do. Not only as art but as the history of a country. Thanks Mike. By the way since I have started with twelve it's now grown to 18. Each week I try to add one to keep everyone up to date. I'm up to17 now. Mike
Update. I did receive a phone call from a wonder person at NGC.we spoke for about forty minutes even though she was very busy. Well we agreed to disagree. She made some excellent points. I also made some excellent points. The problem started years ago . The cause of this was the Red Book. You see the token made it to America and because of the time they put it in with the colonials it does not belong in the red book. It never circulated here only with collectors it was never used as money. Never used as a trade token it just sat in a collectors box so if it wasn't used at all what's it doing in the red book.? The deluxe book says it's a Conder token made in England. It does not say we're it was made it doesn't give the D&H referance number. It's used to fill space in the book. Yes there are some without D&H numbers they don't need them. This does. I have books on all the tokens made. We're they were made. There books made in England were they belong. This token was made in Middlesex it's a D&H 307b no edge writing and a common token. Does the red book tell you that no. So I think I know why this token will for now not be corrected. Because they all have the wrong label on them and it would be a massive effort to correct it. It's wrong. I am just starting my new strategy to correct this I will not give up. Franklin lived in England. It's were his token was made collectors have the right to know the truth about this and in will not stop. I already know.we're to start. Wish me luck. I will try my hardest hit to let Conder tokens collectors down. I would like to thank the person inspire to I will not use her name with it permission and respect. She was very nice to me and treated me with great respect. After I got it the phone I had more respect for her than before. I was lucky to speak with her. So thank you NG C and your wonderful representative and is a credit to your company. Your lucky to have her. When I get out of the hospital I will start my quest. To fix a great injustice to a man respected on both sides of the Atlantic. Future updates will be coming. Thanks Mike.