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Other tokens and medals => Counters, toy and play money => Topic started by: bagerap on September 17, 2019, 02:14:39 PM

Title: A.P. F.G.A. Victoria head token
Post by: bagerap on September 17, 2019, 02:14:39 PM
I think that this is probably well known, to everybody except me of course. Anachronous date also. 20 mm.
Title: Re: A.P. F.G.A. Victoria head token
Post by: malj1 on September 21, 2019, 01:22:47 AM
Looks familiar to me too but I can't do any good searching from here as I get too many Aussie results as I live in Victoria named after the Queen on the the obverse!

Can you search UK 19th century trademarks?

Lysaght's used the Queens head trade mark on corrugated iron, I wonder if they made spades ???

John Lysaght and Co.

Title: Re: A.P. F.G.A. Victoria head token
Post by: Figleaf on September 21, 2019, 10:55:37 AM
Two A's, so agriculture is more likely than mining (A.P. = Agricultural Products?). The C above the head says "this is not Lauer".

Peter
Title: Re: A.P. F.G.A. Victoria head token
Post by: bagerap on September 21, 2019, 12:59:37 PM
Extremely interesting Mal as I used to live in Lysaght territory and attended two of the family weddings, in Newport and the St Pierre Country Club. Sadly, their trademark predated 1820 and, anyway how does that work with the young head of Victoria who was born in 1819.
Title: Re: A.P. F.G.A. Victoria head token
Post by: malj1 on September 21, 2019, 01:12:08 PM
See the Lysaght trademark, this one shown has 56 below the bust for 1956. (Made in Australia)

My roof here has 93 under the Queens head for 1893. the iron being imported from UK at that time, while my house was built circa 1895 so about right for timing of delivery from UK!

The date of 1820 is most obviously incorrect. No doubt of it being Victoria's bust as they had copied the stamps of 1840.