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  1. Impossible to choose but I am very fond of this one - catalogued by Dalton & Hamer as 1794 Invernessshire Inverness 2a. A Matthew Boulton Soho bronzed proof, the diesinker was Conrad Heinrich Küchler. The edge reads PAYABLE AT. MACKINTOSH INGLIS & WILSON'S Added: NGC gave it 64BN
  2. One of my recent submissions: 12 coins submitted to NGC under Economy insured for $2500. Postage & insurance Priority to NGC $3.70 per coin Grading and photo $30 per coin ($22 + $8) Return shipping and Insurance 3.75 per coin Cost per coin: $37.45
  3. With more than 16,000 examples in the registry it seems that some type of competitive set(s) could be created for the series. Perhaps short sets such as Gloucestershire buildings 1-11 or Kempson Coventry buildings or the Lady Godiva set of tokens.
  4. It is a small depression in the flan, the flan is slightly thinner in this area
  5. Latest tokens graded by NGC. The photos are by NGC, the tokens are darker than imaged. Dorsetshire Blandford DH 1 from Baldwin's Basement Sale #2 Graded 64BN Middlesex Skidmore's Globe Series DH 122 from Bill McKivor Graded 62BN Middlesex Skidmore's Clerkenwell Series DH 161 from Soveriegn Rarites, ex. David Dykes plated in his book "Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth Century Britain" Graded 64BN Middlesex Skidmore's Clerkenwell Series DH 164 from Baldwin's Auction Graded 65RB Middlesex Skidmore's Miscellaneous Series DH 173 from Bill McKivor Graded 63BN Scotland Argyllshire Inverary DH 2 from Dix Noonan Webb's Robbie Brown Auction Graded 63BN
  6. I won 2 Best in Category awards - the first for my Denmark 2 Kroner Type Set, Silver, 1875-1958, circulation and the other for Equatorial Guinea 100 Pesetas, 1970-Date, Proof. It should be noted that my Equatorial Guinea set only has 1 coin filled, but I am the only one with a set registered!
  7. Neither of the host tokens are listed in my reference with the I C countermark. The countermarks are likely the initials I and C as they have serifs. Also, if the countermark was to give the token a new value the countermark would have been 1 D (denarius).
  8. Just receive my grades for a Crossover submission. All pictures are by NGC using their Photo Vision service. I am quite happy with the photos. Middlesex National Series DH 183 in White Metal from a Heritage auction. PCGS grade 62, NGC grade 61 PL - only one graded by NGC Middlesex Political & Social Series DH 216 from a Davisson auction. PCGS 64BN, NGC 63BN The token has more of a milk chocolate appearance. Middlesex Burchell's DH 274 Bis in White Metal from a Heritage auction. PCGS 63, NGC 63 - only one graded by NGC Middlesex Ching's DH 282 from a Davisson auction. PCGS 64BN, NGC 65BN Middlesex Spence DH 804c from a Davisson auction. PCGS 62BN, NGC 62BN Middlesex Stinton's DH 904 from a Davisson auction. PCGS 64BN, NGC 64BN
  9. Last set of 4 tokens from this batch. All images by JKCoins. Warwickshire Birmingham DH 170 in white metal from eBay Graded MS 63 Invernesshire Inverness DH 1a from Baldwin's St. James auction Graded 65RB Invernessshire Inverness DH 3a from same auction lot as previous Graded 66RB Invernessshire Inverness DH 4 from same auction lot as previous. The token has excess metal along edge - not damage Graded 64BN There were 2 additional Invernesshire tokens in the lot, both of which are MS.
  10. Just a coincidence, shields are used as a design on many of the tokens in the series - heraldic iconography is quite extensively documented in England with definitions for every part of a shield, arms, supporters, etc. For some, if there was not a recognized heraldic definition for their family a shield image was made up! The description of the heraldic imagery on the Coventry token would be "The Arms of the City of Coventry: Per pale gules and vert, an elephant, on his back a tower triple-towered, all or. Crest: A leopard passant proper (on the token the tinctures of the elephant and the tower are shown as argent). "
  11. That was handled quickly, the token now has a new set of clothes, freshly updated to MS 63. I could brag that it is Top Pop but there is only 1 other graded by NGC
  12. Just had grades posted for the second half of my submission. Below are 5 of the 9 tokens. All photos by JKCoins. Buckinghamshire Slough DH 22 from a 2009 Stacks auction. These were actually minted in the late 1830's but were included in the series. Graded 65BN Gloucestershire Gloucester DH 9 from Bill McKivor Graded 64BN Kent Hawkhurst DH 30 from eBay Graded 65RB Middlesex Bayly's DH 253 from Gatewest Coins Graded 64BN Warwickshire Coventry DH 271 from Jerry Bobbe Graded 66BN
  13. Update: they were able to retrieve the box before the shipper picked it up, still no idea what the grade will finally be. Saves me from having to send it back to be fixed so I'm happy.
  14. The grades for my latest submission were just posted and one has me scratching my head. A white-medal Conder token with the grade "MS 62 3" (I'm going with the idea of adding the 2 values and making it a MS 65 ) Obvious mechanical error, they are checking to see if they can stop the package before its picked up for shipping. If you are wondering here is the photo taken by JKCoins:
  15. I also submitted 5 Spence tokens that have amazing surfaces Middlesex Spence DH 691 from Alan Davisson, ex. Cokayne Graded 66RB Middlesex Spence DH 707 ex. Alan Davisson Auction Graded 65BN Middlesex Spence DH 708 ex. Alan Davisson Auction Graded 65BN Middlesex Spence DH 713 ex. Alan Davisson Auction Graded 64BN Middlesex Spence DH 776 ex. Alan Davisson Auction (all 4 from the same auction) Graded 65RB
  16. Grades were just posted by NGC on my latest batch of tokens. All photos by JKCoins Middlesex Kempson Buildings and Gates DH 48 from eBay Graded 65BN Warwickshire Stratford DH 484 from Alan Davisson Auction, ex Bill McKivor Graded 65RB
  17. I too have several inked Conder tokens in my collection, one of which can be traced back to D.T. Batty's collection (he is noted for his "Batty's Catalogue of the Copper Coinage of Great Britain, Ireland, British Isles, and Colonies, Local & Private Tokens, Jettons, & c." who had a collection of 25,000+ varieties that were inked to match the index number in his catalogue). I also have one NGC token attributed incorrectly, but it is one of the many Wilkinson varieties and it is graded as AU50 (I grade it somewhat lower).
  18. I was also surprised to note that PCGS straight graded 2 of the conder tokens in this auction that had collector's numbers inked on the obverse of the tokens. I also saw another PCGS straight graded token with an inked number in a different auction. This was graded 64BN with no mention of the enhancement.
  19. I need to call them to find out what my options are.
  20. I just received my winning tokens from a recent large Conder token auction where all the tokens were slabbed by PCGS. I am generally wary on their graded conder tokens as I have seen a number that were obviously attributed incorrectly, so I try to do my due diligence before bidding. One of the tokens I won was slabbed as a quite rare Yorkshire Huddersfield DH 14. This token is identical to the very common Lancashire Manchester DH 127, the only difference is in the edge lettering. The Huddersfied edge is "PAYABLE AT IOHN DOWNINGS HUDDERSFIELD" while the Manchester edge is "PAYABLE AT I. FIELDINGS MANCHESTER". Should be easy enough to get the attribution correct for PCGS you would think. You guessed it - looking at the edge between the contact points I can clearly see "PAYABLE AT ... IELDINGS ... ANCHESTER".
  21. Can't say that I have ever used my Peck before but it appears to be a Restrike proof halfpenny dated 1806 in Copper. The reverse has a line under SOHO, olive branch with 3 berries, the ship with minute pennants at the mastheads and a double-cut bead between B and R. Edge plain and are usually filed. The Obverse: K (no dot) on shoulder, the third and sixth brooch jewels are rather weak and irregular, Several rust spots occur on the neck and jaw.
  22. I received a 1942D dime in change the week before Christmas. It's been quite some years since I last received a silver coin in change!
  23. Last 3 tokens from my most recent batch submitted to NGC. Pictures by JKCoins Somersetshire Bath DH 4 from Bill McKivor NGC Graded this 64BN Warwickshire Stratford DH 320a from eBay NGC Graded this 64RB Warwickshire Stratford DH 325 from eBay (same seller as the previous) NGC Graded this 61BN
  24. There are many ways to collect these, especially as it is impossible to collect one of each and there are several thousand varieties (not even counting all the edge varieties). As you said, some focus on a single county, some collect only the Genuine Trade Tokens (GTTs), others focus on the political tokens of Spence or the animal tokens of Pidcock's. Not surprisingly I have a special fondness for the farthing tokens. Some are focused on collecting as broad a range of tokens, while others focus on collecting only the very best, and rarest examples. There is such a variety of themes and designs that each collector can build the collection best suited to their interests.
  25. A few more pictures from JKCoins Middlesex Globe Series DH 139 from eBay, ex: Spink auction 4/85 ex: Wayne Anderson Added: NGC graded this 64RB Middlesex Kempson's Buildings and Gates Series DH 67 from Coin Kingdom Added: NGC graded this 63BN Middlesex Kempson's Buildings and Gates Series DH 83 from DNW auction 6/2017 Added: NGC graded this 64BN Middlesex National Series DH 201 from Jerry Bobbe ex: R. C. Bell plate coin Added: NGC graded this 63