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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #90 on: April 21, 2016, 01:07:38 PM »
It is sadly a superficial strike at best.

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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #91 on: April 10, 2017, 12:54:44 PM »
Another, this disappeared from my scans.

WILLM COLE LIVERPOOL ST 23.5mm.

The reverse of this box is a little different from that used for the Windsor Castle box.



New research has shown William Cole to be a W. COLE, Chronometer, Watch, and Clock Maker, Jeweller, &c. of 68, LIVERPOOL STREET, HOBART TOWN.

This of course is Tasmania, Australia. thus accounting for its rarity.

WILLIAM COLE

68, Liverpool Street, Hobart Town.

W. Cole - Hobart Town - 1865

William Cole arrived in Tasmania in c.1833, the choice of destination, however, was not his, as he was serving a sentence of transportation from England for fourteen years. He was employed by David Barclay as an assigned convict, and later went into partnership with another former convict, Charles Jones.

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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #93 on: July 13, 2017, 12:54:41 AM »
I didn't see it that I recall. I'll  save a couple of images.

after my three...



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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #94 on: July 13, 2017, 01:25:56 AM »
It's a very pretty box, and so cheap too.

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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #95 on: July 13, 2017, 04:34:15 AM »
Perhaps some comfort - it was bought by an experienced eBayer so you may not have won it anyway.
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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #96 on: May 05, 2018, 09:32:59 PM »
I recently obtained a Prince of Wales box. It came with two sets of miniature model coins.
One set is copper it consists of: Half, Quarter, Eighth and 1/16 Farthing. All dated 1848 except the last one which is not dated. The other one is silvered/tinned and consists of a Penny, Half Penny (2 pieces) and 1/4 penny. Also all dated 1848.

According to Rogers these boxes contain three miniature coins. Does any one know which of these sets belongs to the box. Also the copper set consists of 4 pieces. Perhaps the largest one, the half farthing does not belong to the other three as the portrait is different.

The diameter of the box is 17 mm, thickness is 5,3 mm. The two largest coins are 13,4 mm (half farthing) and 10.4 mm (penny). The smallest ones are 7,1 mm (1/16) and 7,2 mm (1/4 d).

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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #97 on: May 06, 2018, 01:12:00 AM »
It is difficult to be sure what the boxes contained after over 150 years, I don't think anything was published giving the exact details.

Both of your sets seem correct to me as although the bust is different on the first the reverse matches exactly, while with the silvered set the legend on the smaller coins was shortened to VR owing to lack of space.
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