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  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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.

  4. 20 hours ago, Just Bob said:

    Those are some gorgeous pieces. Was it intentional or coincidence that four of the five have shields on the obverse (date) side?

    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). "

  5. 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


  6. 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:


  7. 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


  8. 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).

  9. 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".






  10. 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.

  11. 4 hours ago, LINCOLNMAN said:

    I've not seen many of these tokens, other than the ones collected in the US as "colonials".  Fascinating. I'm guessing that these are collected by county and/or theme?  Very nice Coinsarefun. 

    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.