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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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malj1

RACS 10/-

ROYAL ARSENAL CO-OP SOC.LTD. / 10/- 1.3g 24mm plated iron. [as opposed to tinned iron]

Malcolm
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malj1

Three more tokens that I believe are different varieties to those already listed.

ROYAL ARSENAL CO OPERATIVE SOC· /2D/-/ LIMITED  1.1g  26.4mm

ROYAL ARSENAL CO.OPERATIVE SOC· /3D/../ LIMITED  1.4g  30.7mm [impressed type with large border]

ROYAL ARSENAL CO.OPERATIVE SOC· /2/-/ LIMITED  1.2g  26.6mm hexagonal
Malcolm
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malj1

Quote from: malj1 on December 31, 2014, 04:56:32 AM
Here we have two varieties of the halfpenny.


RACS ½d

Class 1) D with dot underneath
ROYAL A.CO·OP SOCY· / ½D/. 19.8mm

Class 2) D with 2 dots underneath
ROYAL A.CO·OP SOCY· / ½D/.. 19.8mm

Class 3) D with high dot underneath level with hyphen
ROYAL A.CO·OP SOC / ½D/.. 19.8mm
small [normal] dot

Class 4) D with high dot underneath level with hyphen as above
large dot at bottom
Malcolm
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redwine

Nice one Mal.  8) Now that things are calming down here I'll get on with this.  Ooops the kids are now on hols :-[ :'(
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malj1

I just got three more halfpennies as you can see! perhaps you have others to add? feel free to edit the above.
Malcolm
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redwine

Here are the one dotters I have
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redwine

2 dotters that morph into a dash towards the end
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redwine

Just got Co-operative Checks & Tokens 3rd ed. D.R. Rains published by Galata. Delivered by hand  ;D
The Jersey 1d piece isn't listed. 8)  It lists; 2d, 3d and Half Sovereign.
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malj1

There are no Jersey co-op tokens listed at all in Currencies of the Anglo-Norman Isles Vol.ii. A.L.T. McCammon 1993

Yet he has these listed for Guernsey,
The Forward Co-op Soc. of Guernsey Ltd. 3/-; 1/-; 5d and ½d. No doubt other denominations would exist given these odd figures.
Malcolm
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redwine

Rains lists those for Guernsey, no others.
Apparently from the Monins collection auctioned off in 1997.
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malj1

I now have the oblong 6d bracteate tinned iron 28.6 X 23.8mm
Malcolm
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Figleaf

Guide Post is a 2-pub village in Northumberland. Found on the net:

  • penny
  • threepence, 22 mm.
  • sixpence, 22 mm.
  • shilling, 26 mm.
  • florin
  • crown, 29 mm.
  • pound, brass
All except the last are zinc, round, bracteate.

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

redwine

Rains lists them as tinned iron.
There's also a half sovereign and a half pint.  8)
Seem to come from Ardill in Leeds.
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Figleaf

They are dull dark grey and the oxidation indeed seems like iron oxide. Some (but not mine) have remnants of a shiny layer which I have always taken for unoxidised iron. I guess tin is a possibility, though it discolours very quickly. Zinc might be an alternative.

Half sovereign seems a very strange denomination this late, especially for a lower class public. Is there any explanation for it?

Do you know other bracteate type tokens from Ardill? Or is there documentary evidence they had the hardware to make them? The ones with an identified maker I have seen seem to come from Neal, but I won't claim I have seen all of them.

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