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copper123

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  1. I like 18th cent tokens - they are very cheap for their age and show a window into a different time , it seems a lot of businesses back then used them as advertising tools.

    They also offer an insight into the industrial revolution and how rapid change was helping to change England for the better changing fro a rural wool based economy to one driven by inventors and chancers.

    I like that, "change England for the better changing fro a rural wool based economy to one driven by inventors and chancers." and now the invertors have gone we are left with just the chances.

    Invertors? like upside down people LOL


  2. I like 18th cent tokens - they are very cheap for their age and show a window into a different time , it seems a lot of businesses back then used them as advertising tools.

    They also offer an insight into the industrial revolution and how rapid change was helping to change England for the better changing fro a rural wool based economy to one driven by inventors and chancers.


  3. It might be "Blackadder" gold as made by Percy and featured as the "finest green".

    Then again it might be a fake that someone threw away knowing it was base metal - that would account for it being a detector find as well wouldn't it?

    Most normal people don't run around throwing bits of scrap gold all around the place, well not unless they want to be sectioned anyways


  4. And by the way does not everyone remember colin's pattern 1821 farthing.

    that was found in well circulated condition , after somehow finding its way into circulation.

    Also you have the anne farthings as well - they are considered patterns but look more like currency after so many circulated if only for a short time , till the stories appeared in the papers saying they were worth £25 000 and only two had been made


  5. I somehow disagree that the 1860 copper farthing , halfpenny , penny are currency.

    The small number produced also points to them being a special issue for collectors done by the mint at the start of 1860 and sold/ given away to important people.

    Even the condition of these coins is outstanding - how often do you find 1859 farthings in similar grade to these surviveing coins?

    They were at least undoubtedly currency pieces

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