R&W or Samson? ...perhaps neither!

Started by malj1, April 30, 2014, 04:54:07 AM

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This unusual token has had the obverse milled off, totally removing whatever was there. The reverse tells me it was a token that was used with both an R&W [Ruffler & Walker] and a Samson obverse.

Penny-sized brass, 30.1mm. A centre hole has also been added which has removed either a figure 1 or 2 that is normally in that position.

Obviously cleaned before arriving at my door but worth having nevertheless as it is such an unusual piece.

Typical Samson and R&W obverse follow below.
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.


On fair grounds, you will find a game called coin pusher, usually played with penny-sized coins or tokens. I guess someone wanted cheap, anonymous tokens for his game.

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