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Some Older Tokens From Egypt

Started by africancoins, April 21, 2017, 11:03:43 PM

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A new addition to my African Tokens information...

Some Older Tokens From Egypt.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker


Good stuff all, Paul. Your Egyptian token pages must be the best available on the subject on the net as well as elsewhere.

Detail: I asked the owner of the stand in Beverwijk why it was called "Tseppas". He was very interested in the tokens I showed him but confessed he was no relative. The name was chosen "to honour a famous pastry shop in Egypt", he said. Since the market caters to many Arab clients (which gives it a pleasant exotic flavour), he doubtless hoped that more people would assume he was a member of the Tseppas family. Nevertheless, reason enough to mention the stand as evidence of an enduring recognition of the Tseppas brand name.

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


Mention is made of the Kit Kat Club as the last item on the page referred to above.

This souvenir was made in 1942 by counter-marking, of all things, a George II1755 guinea coin weight!
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.