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British Co-op tokens denominated in money

Started by africancoins, September 28, 2010, 12:09:36 AM

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africancoins

Here's my first co-op token from a co-op in Northern Ireland.

It is a Belfast 3d, octagonal, 23mm across flats, with a different die-sinking firm's name on each side (not sure I have notice this on a British token before).

It would rather seem to be the 13th piece in the current listing at...

http://www.irish-tokens.co.uk/coop%20thumbs.htm

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

zucan

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Quote from: Figleaf on July 23, 2012, 11:45:05 AM
Welcome to WoC, zucan. My condolences with the loss of your father.

thank you peter some thing strange loosing your parents they seem to be there for you for a long time then nothing i miss both my mother and father but life must go on

any I worked out how to get more than one pic so here goes and i can post the other side of that one i have posted

zucan

ok I doubled up so here is the reverse of the dumbarton one

malj1

That is a very unusual and interesting reverse.



[Deleted your duplicated one, which you can do by using Modify and removing the tick ]
Malcolm
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malj1

A co-op token which turns up very frequently in Australia is this shilling reading  EQUITABLE CO-OPE SOCIETY LIMITED 1S/-  G YORKE ILIFFE BIRM.ENGD
The makers name and address includes England which is unusual leading one to the surmise that it is indeed intended only for colonial use.

Other values are known, I have 1d, 2/6, 5/- and £1 - but the 1/- appears to be the most common
Malcolm
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zucan

Malcolm fascinating and totally unreal collection you have thank you so much for your comment and have a good week end

may be it will finally warm up here I love living here in Broken Hill moved her 6 years back summers are good but winter is too cold lol

when it does get warmer we often get out to SA country towns and lots of old op shops

malj1

I live in the Dandenong ranges on top of a mountain, I bet it is colder here with a min. of 4 and max 7 or 8 Celsius at present - but does not go below zero fortunately.

BTW can you put that Glasgow transport reverse back - I lost it when I tried to move it.

Malcolm
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translateltd

Interesting to see G. YORKE ILIFFE's name spelt out in full - one of the many varieties of imitation "George III spade guineas" has a bogus reverse legend starting GYI ET FG REX ... GYI referring to Mr Yorke Iliffe.


malj1

And I always call him George from the 'G' ...I think I read it somewhere.

Looking again at the images, I see two dies one with a final dot, the other with a diamond.
Malcolm
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translateltd

I got the name from a COIN Monthly article about bogus guineas, about 35 years ago.  The FG was Frederick Gardiner.  The remainder of the string referred to them as "die sinkers, tool-makers, etc., of Suffolk St. Birmingham" once you unravelled all of the initials.


redwine

Do you like it Mal  ;)

JERSEY INDUSTRIAL COOPERATIVE . / SOCIETY / LIMITED / 1D (Bracteate)
Tin
1.5g
21mm
First time I've seen one  8)
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malj1

Nice one, these rarely appear. I do have a similar one from the Guernsey Co-op.

     

From the Forward Co-op Soc. of Guernsey Ltd. 1/- Bracteate, tin, 25.5mm
Malcolm
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malj1

My first thought was that some clown was making this up but apparently its quite true. 

There is a wonderful page here Co-operation in Derbyshire, giving a lot of information, even giving a slideshow of a walk round the store.

Clown Co-op society zinc penny token undated, 22mm, same both sides.

A check of the only Co-op token catalogue that I have [by Steve Cribb] revealed a further piece, a 10 shilling token. He listed it as South Yorkshire.
Malcolm
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redwine

+ DRAYCOTT & WILNE WORKING MENS  / CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY / (LIMITED) / ½D Bracteate
0.82g
21.5mm
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redwine

Here's a handful of bracteates  ;D
I haven't sorted the boxful I have ::)  So many varieties are in there.
I have sorted the breads and £1,2 & 5 pieces though....................
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