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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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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #98 on: October 19, 2018, 03:01:17 PM »
These look to me to belong to the Windsor Castle set, by which they should be 8.5 mm. Well, the young Princess certainly is but her father comes in at a whopping 10.2 mm.

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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #99 on: October 19, 2018, 11:16:33 PM »


This is correct as the two coins for Victoria and Albert were issued in the larger size while those for their children were of the smaller size.

See Reply # 7 also 8

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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #100 on: November 02, 2018, 01:46:53 PM »
A new arrival. 22.5 mm x 11 mm, and it has a screw thread. Prince of Wales CoA on top and a wondeful surprise inside the lid.


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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #102 on: November 03, 2018, 04:18:48 PM »
An etch of the building and the story behind the firm is here. Scroll down to the picture labelled Thomason with his honours, from his Memoirs. You will find it also on page 186 of the 1979 reprint of Davis' The nineteenth century copper coinage, except that the portrait is unidentified there.

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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #103 on: November 03, 2018, 10:06:30 PM »
Yet another box here but different again.
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Re: Brass boxes (model coins)
« Reply #104 on: November 13, 2018, 05:32:15 PM »
Peter, your link is the same as mine in #101.