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21 Jul 2017

Finding something new

Tokens | CoinLady

While roaming the convention floor at a major coin show, I always pick up the many premiums available, such as pens, candy, price lists, and a catalog or two.

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19 Jul 2017

The 1863 NEW YORK F-630AM-1a CHRISTOPH KARL TOKEN

Tokens | coinsbygary

There are coins in this set that are difficult to describe, and this 1863 store card is one of them. That said I intend to convey the little I known about Christoph Karl in my owner comments. Then taking into account the historical context of this token, I will give a plausible explanation of the allegories present on this beautiful token from New York City featuring Germania, the national personification of Germany.

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27 Jan 2017

William Till Medal

Tokens | World_Coin_Nut

I recently came across this on Heritage. In addition to being a large copper piece, I’m a sucker for them, it also is an advertisement for a coin dealer in Great Britain from the early 1800’s.

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01 Jun 2016

Tokens and all that stuff...

Tokens | user_94464

Hello, Mike Burn has told me about some really cool tokens. I was wondering if I should collect tokens and medals. I like them but I do not know much about them. Does anyone know some good books about tokens? And what is theTPG policy on tokens and medals? I am a YN so is the pricing good?

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30 May 2016

CIVIL WAR TOKENS PART TWO

Tokens | Mike Burns

Hi! I have previously written a blog a while ago on these tokens. The information is based on Q.DAVID BOWERS book A GUIDE BOOK of CIVIL WAR TOKENS. Now a few of you asked me the value on these gems. Well I'll try to keep to keep it simple. Each token is assigned a rarity factor or like I like to call it mintage. These can be found on page four. I will list some to give you an idea. A rarity one means they made greater than 5000. A mintage of four would mean they made 201 to 500. A mintage of six means they made 21 to 75. And a mintage of ten means they made one.

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02 Apr 2016

Two Things

Tokens | ShriekenGriffon

Ok guys. I keep on forgetting how to make a forum so i am asking you here to tell me how so I can remember. Thanks for the help.Second thing. I think what I am about to put here would be best for a forum. but from the few previous sentences, you can see that I don't know how so I will put it here: How many of the YN's here are participating in the YN Literary Awards and how many are doing the Lady National Coin Week Contest from yesterday's YN Newsletter e-mail? I know I will be in both these contests because who knows if you will win unless you try? Two years ago in 2014, I unexpectedly won 3rd place in the Literary Awards. I am not saying this to brag but to show that if I never tried I might not have won anything!Comment down below about if you are participating in the..events or if you know how to make a forum thingie. Thanks!

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02 Jan 2016

still collecting

Tokens | CASINO NUT

i just bought about 20 tokens and medals for 50 dollars at one of the local coin shops in my town, in the mix were some parking tokens, some game tokens,some presidential inauguratalmedals,some souvenir tokens and other interesting ones. also i'v been subscribing to numismatic magazines and buying and reading more books on coins and coin collecting. well until next post thanks for reading and good luck in all your hobby pursuits.

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12 Apr 2015

Maori Tribesman Token of New Zealand

Tokens | Juno Moneta

The first coin I posted from New Zealand just had to be this gorgeous Tradesmen's Token of Milner & Thompson. The depictions of Maori tribesmen is just spectacular! The company was in Christchurch and issued a number of designs, this one being the best. Other tokens state they were "Sole Agents for Brinsmead Pianos" (anyone see the movie "The Piano"). These tokens were manufactured during a shortage of official coinage from 1857 to 1881. All of the Milner & Thompson tokens may have been minted in 1881.

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