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Offline Figleaf

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Dutch good luck token
« on: May 03, 2011, 09:23:31 AM »
The sleepy town of Kampen has a municipal museum, boasting a coin press. Visitors can strike a "lucky coin" for a small fee.

The piece is brass, 23 mm. and the same on both sides.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Dutch good luck token
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 03:51:07 AM »
I have one like this.  I assumed it would be impossible to ever figure out where it came from.
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Re: Dutch good luck token
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 01:40:57 PM »
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history. (I wonder where I read that?) :)

There are others like it of German persuasion.

Peter
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Re: Dutch good luck token
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 09:34:40 PM »
Found it!  But it is a different metal.
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Re: Dutch good luck token
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 11:04:21 PM »
Just a different colour. Mine looks more like you, a pale brass. It is the Kampen token, though and not a German variant.

Peter
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Re: Dutch good luck token
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 11:15:43 PM »
It is very nice when you know something about a token...otherwise it is just a piece of metal  ;)

Thanks!

Dale