Author Topic: Poldark Mine, Wendron, World Heritage Site.  (Read 4531 times)

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Re: Poldark Mine, Wendron, World Heritage Site.
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2018, 01:01:45 PM »
Is it just me, or have the fish on Malcolm's pieces in replies 9 and 13 gone belly up?

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Re: Poldark Mine, Wendron, World Heritage Site.
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2018, 01:50:56 PM »
 ;D Yes they're upside down.  Ozzy style 8)
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Re: Poldark Mine, Wendron, World Heritage Site.
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2018, 12:08:50 AM »
Here is an original 19th century token from London Coins, I see they park it up the other way early coin style which is unusual for for tokens where the stars goes to the bottom and also conflicts with the piece in reply #9 where the CCC is upright.

Another replica, this time in pewter is available here
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Re: Poldark Mine, Wendron, World Heritage Site.
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2018, 08:32:13 AM »
Now this time we have a contemporary cast fake. The edge says it all.  ::)

Very fishy!
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Re: Poldark Mine, Wendron, World Heritage Site.
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2018, 10:08:40 AM »
Fun! I suppose it is electrotyped, with the two halves filled and pasted together. It may well have been made by a collector, generations ago as a filler.

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Re: Poldark Mine, Wendron, World Heritage Site.
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2018, 10:54:08 AM »
I should have added the weight, its only a little underweight at 17.4g and a little smaller at about 35mm.

In hand it has the appearance of a cast fake rather than an electrotype, the tag where the mould was filled is still partly in place.
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