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copper123

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  1. copper123

    TOY COINS

    I somhow suspect that the lauer family were coin producers for quite a while the original father passing his knowlage on to his son etc . The early lauer coin were counters till about the year 1870 "To hanover" etc ,when the younger son took over he also had new coin producing machines that produced smaller and unusual coins never produced b4, that caught the imagination of the public all over europe , these are the most common pieces found today If you think about it this forum will also be a legacy for coin collectors (as long as it's kept going) it would be nice to have a forum on model coins but the number of fans is limited so it might never happen, this is the nearest we might get.
  2. Great name for someone interested in coinage LOL
  3. copper123

    TOY COINS

    You can always upgrade in the future - I am sure the Lauer will be there
  4. copper123

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    Better than a fadeing memory and at least its a permanant legacy so even better than most manage to leave
  5. copper123

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    Hold on there is a missing "F" in def there isn't there?
  6. copper123

    TOY COINS

    Rogers book is sadly missing from my collection I really would love a copy and it keeps its value when you want to sell it on . I would agree a website would be best , but it's working out that it does not leave you out of pocket thats the hard thing
  7. copper123

    TOY COINS

    Looking through com listings on ebay I found 204153815779 Item specifics Item not identified as the wrong spelling fetched around £25 in postage , coin in nothing like the same grade as mine - I am sure it could have gone higher.
  8. copper123

    TOY COINS

    The european lauer pieces are a never ending subject with new designs being found all the time - I would expect the german pieces to have been well reserched locally over many years but a lot of the others were probably made in low quantities and many were lost in the first and second world wars , I would have expected the richer economies of europe, ie, france and belgium and germany to have fallen for these coins very quickly others like portugal and spain might have been less profitable so were overlooked , they could also have been used as dolls house money for posh kids rather than family keepsakes like they were in the uk.
  9. copper123

    TOY COINS

    Other side of the to hanover counter - It's a generic design common to most of these coins but insted of being dated 1837 it's dated 1830 so a bit different
  10. copper123

    TOY COINS

    In my opinion its a really hard job seperating joseph moore coins from many many makers of tokens-jettons-counters whatever you call them the production of these just exploded from about 1850 onwards in birmingham and to a lesser extent London, the lauer coins are a diferent matter as few makers seemed to copy what they did . By the way have you got the lauer QUEN VICTORIA to hanover token dr larry ? I picked one up in birmingham for the usual £1 about six months ago, I was dead chuffed to buy it as its quite an embarasing thing to do having QUEN for QUEEN in the legend . It has Lauer on the queens breast so you can tell it's a german import. If you need anymore information just google it and you should find it . And yes it's in A/unc condition as well as the scan proves
  11. copper123

    TOY COINS

    You are right it could be a pendant it has a reeded edge and could have been coated in brass but it has come off - I really dont know anything for certain about this coin - there again thats one of the great things about collecting these coins you are never sure where they have come from...
  12. copper123

    TOY COINS

    Appears to be dated 1872 and posably in the style of joseph moore , very much an unknown item , again a pick up from birmingham
  13. copper123

    TOY COINS

    Wow did not know that. The model mille is not mine though i wish it was , I lifted the picture off the internet - i think its about the best i have ever seen mine grades about nvf
  14. copper123

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    Found in birmingham for the princely sum of 50p , and its a rarer type
  15. copper123

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    Some of the stuff I have picked up over the years is certainly a lot more in demand , but its a small but growing market a lot of the collectors from the seventies that collected just as an interest have much more knowlege so people are less willing to let the more interesting item go for a song . By the way do you have a joseph moore quarter sov?
  16. copper123

    TOY COINS

    Will have a look through my collection and see if i can find anything interesting and put it on next week , going to birmingham will take up most of sunday
  17. copper123

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    Sorry but I could not justify paying around £40 for one of those george v coins they are simply a bit poor for that sort of money , about £12 might be right , I surpose they are really rare though.
  18. copper123

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    Ahhh but did it get him a lenient sentence? The answer is no
  19. copper123

    TOY COINS

    I have seen a couple of george v 1911 coins I think a shilling was one of them , they are pretty rare , I would certainly love to have a couple , soon afer 1911 the climate changed for german firms selling to the uk and never really recovered
  20. copper123

    24 Hours in Police Custody

    He should have phoned the police first not being a policeman himself it does not even cost anything , easy to say now but the only course of action really
  21. Hope they had plenty pills as well , if so it might not have closed down in the sixties and been very popular with hippies .That beeching had no soul
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