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Unidentified tokens / Re: Leave Centre Pass Calcutta
« Last post by malj1 on August 19, 2019, 08:44:07 AM »
Not the leave centre at Calcutta but I found this one here:

  ...There was a bus awaiting us at the station.  We were soon driven to our home for the next week or two.  It was Arranmore Palace.  Owned by the Rajah of Jhodpur, and lent by him during the war as a leave centre for officers.  I had expected to see a castle of some sort, with seven foot thick walls, and dungeons etc.  Instead, it was a modern mansion with lovely grounds laid out in true English fashion.  Inside, the house was beautifully laid out.  There was a large dining room, lounge, reading rooms, ballroom, billiard room - everything one could desire.  The furnishings were expensive and tasteful.  One could see the Rajah was an animal lover - the walls were covered with trophies of his gun !...
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Transportation tokens / Re: Ship Pass Token
« Last post by FosseWay on August 19, 2019, 08:03:28 AM »
I think the amount people are willing to pay for it would increase noticeably if we knew who the issuer was.

I have (with hindsight) scored some good hits buying unattributed tokens for peanuts that then turn out to be attributed very specifically (so much the better if they turn out to be transport tokens, which attract a further premium), and then suddenly start selling for higher prices with the attribution.
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Transportation tokens / Re: New Zealand transportation tokens
« Last post by malj1 on August 19, 2019, 06:23:55 AM »
Even that is a lot considering there were 40,000 available a few years ago.  ;D
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USA / Re: Fake 1847 (Large 7 over 7) One Cent?
« Last post by gpimper on August 19, 2019, 05:45:06 AM »
Dale, I'd very much like to see a pic of that 1850.  Sounds like a nice coin.  I just got an 1889 that is amazing.  If I ever get my photo software back up to speed I'll post :-)
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Transportation tokens / Re: New Zealand transportation tokens
« Last post by Lou Salerno on August 19, 2019, 05:26:52 AM »
Oops - I meant $48, not $248.
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Transportation tokens / Re: New Zealand transportation tokens
« Last post by Lou Salerno on August 19, 2019, 05:25:19 AM »
I think there’s a common variety for sale on eBay US right now for 10 AUD - a far cry from the $248 seen a few years ago.
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Transportation tokens / Re: Ship Pass Token
« Last post by Lou Salerno on August 19, 2019, 05:17:09 AM »
Great - thanks to all.

Anyone have any idea of its collector value, notwithstanding  that anything is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
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UK Decimal coins / Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Last post by <k> on August 19, 2019, 02:44:26 AM »
I just found these "Behind the design" posts on the Royal Mint blog, which include some preliminary design sketches:

Behind the design: Representation of the People Act 1918 | The Royal Mint Blog

Behind the design: 2018 RAF Badge £2 coin | The Royal Mint Blog
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UK and Ireland / The Royal Mint blog considers coins in works of literature
« Last post by <k> on August 19, 2019, 02:32:46 AM »
Coins in Great Works of Literature | The Royal Mint Blog

Extract:

Coins are such an intrinsic part of our lives and the team at the Royal Mint Museum have been leafing through their extensive library to find out how authors have used coins and money in their work. Read on for some of our favourite and most interesting quotes and the coins that accompany them.
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USA / Re: Fake 1847 (Large 7 over 7) One Cent?
« Last post by Prosit on August 19, 2019, 01:33:24 AM »
Looks good to me too.
While no coin is immune to fakery, I haven't ever heard that these were extensively faked.
Too many other better candidates to fake.

Of these types I have two. A very well worn 1830 and a nice 1850.
This is a series I am picky about the color or at least I was in the past when I collected
some (maybe 30). Not so concerned with wear.

Nice coin!

Dale
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