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Offline Figleaf

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St. Helena token
« on: September 10, 2011, 02:48:54 AM »
If you wish, I can also add an early St. Helena token that saw circulation.

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

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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 10:39:22 PM »
I have a very, very worn token, I shall try to remember to upload this later today.
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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 10:58:50 PM »
Would be great!  :)

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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 02:41:29 AM »
Here it is.

PAYABLE AT ST HELENA BY SOLOMON DICKSON AND TAYLOR / SDT monogram ONE HALFPENNY

I see that I shall have to soak it in olive oil for a week.


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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 02:51:17 AM »
Much more regarding these tokens can be seen here St Helena: Solomon Dickson & Taylor halfpenny token


Here btw is my halfpenny.
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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 07:08:59 PM »
What about this token counterstamped OD?

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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 12:06:11 AM »
Pure speculation of course but could this be Dickson from the group of merchants called Solomon, Dickson and Taylor who issued the halfpenny token?
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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 11:41:40 AM »
Good idea! But what about the O?

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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 12:19:50 PM »
What was the aforementioned Dickson's first name? Oliver? Oswald? Obadiah?

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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 01:35:49 PM »
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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 01:51:13 PM »
 :(

Clutching at straws: Did he have a son with a name starting with O?

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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 05:54:33 PM »
No info in my data base, but I contacted the Museum of St. Helena.

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Re: St. Helena token
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2019, 09:14:53 PM »
Adam of the Museum of Saint Helena replied prompt and friendly, which cannot be said of all Museums I asked for help. Alone they, too, have no clue and suggest OD being initials.