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15 Jan 2016

Conder Tokens

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I have recently returned to collecting Conder Tokens. My interest sometime back was in Middlesex tokens--there are a lot of them--but I have now expanded my area. Two very interesting tokens are Suffolk 37, which features the unusual bathing machines, and Oxfordshire 1, which has a magnificent sun on the reverse.


Those seeking to broaden their collecting interests, often at a bargain price, consider Conder tokens. Not only are these tokens fascinating representations of art and history, they provide a quick glimpse into 18th century England. The club is the Condor Tokens Collector's Club, which has a wonderful journal, and there are many absorbing books. I am currently reading George Selgin's book "Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821." This work offers great insights into the state of the economy, the scarcity of small change and the rise and expansion of the so-called Conder tokens.

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Kepi

Level 6

Sounds like a great idea to collect Condor Tokens. There are a few people on this site that collect them.

user_94464

Level 4

I have heard a lot about British tokens, but I don't own any.

Longstrider

Level 6

Thanks for the heads up on these Tokens. Any photos? Thanks!

Mike

Level 7

I want to talk to you about conders but since you don't follow me I can't. There are not to many of us who enjoy them. Well continue to collect and enjoy them. Mike

Mike

Level 7

Tried to get a message to you but you don't follow me so maybe another time. Mike I don't use blogs for messages.

Mike

Level 7

Hi again. The two blogs I wrote on conder tokens were written March 23 and February 4. Take a peek you might like them or not. Take care Mike.

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

Tokens aren't really my thing but you make them sound really cool! I hope you learn a lot from your book!

Mike

Level 7

Hi again the name of the book isThe Provincial Token- Coinage of the 18th Century by R Dalton and H Named. I hope that helps. You might have it all ready.Mike.

Mike

Level 7

Hi! It's nice to know there is another coder fan out there. Been collecting them and I love them . The design's the details to castle's Abby's just about every thing. Wrote a blog on them a while ago sorry can't remember the date. The book I own is by Mr. Hammer and Mr. Dalton. Don't have it next to me now but I will get you the name of it. I like just about most of them. I'm not a portrait fan unless it's a king princess or those of famous in history. Churches buildings well I can go on and on. Hopefully we will talk more . Mike

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

They are beautiful and big pieces of copper. I like the Conder tokens also.

user_7180

Level 5

Great story. Never heard of Conder tokens before. I will have to do some research. Thanks!

Kellen

Level 5

Awesome

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