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Offline ZYV

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A Dutch token (B. de Koning in Leiden)
« on: July 18, 2019, 07:51:43 AM »
Attribution requested.
1.25 g, 24 mm.
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Re: A Dutch token
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 09:01:55 AM »
One in a series of 3 from the same issuer: 5 cent - 1 - 24mm (your token); 25 cent - 5 - 27mm; 50 cent 10 - 30mm, therefore a discount of 5%. Advertising token for the shop of B. de Koning in Leiden, a furniture, cloth and clothing shop on Haarlemmerstraat, on the occasion of his 75th jubilee. As the shop was established in 1875, the token can be dated 1950. Source: Catalogus van Nederlandse Betaal- en Reclamepenningen RW053.1

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Re: A Dutch token
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 09:06:49 AM »
Thank you for the information, dear Figleaf!
But is it a token representing discounts or advertising token?
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Re: A Dutch token
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 09:14:54 AM »
Both. It gives right to a discount, but uses the jubilee to give the advertising message of "I am reliable" (just like shops will advertise with "since 1875") and my stuff is slightly cheaper now (just like some shops will advertise with "summer sale"). To someone who used the token, it was a discount token, to someone who did not use it but kept it, it was an advertising token.

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Re: A Dutch token
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2019, 10:25:35 AM »
Thank you one more time, dear Figleaf!
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Re: A Dutch token
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 11:26:55 PM »
The tokens were delivered on september 5th 1950. They were struck by the mint in Utrecht. The quantity delivered was:
40.000 pieces   5 cent;
  8.000 pieces 25 cent;
  4.000 pieces 50 cent.
The cost of these tokens was NLG 1300,--

Data obtained from: Archive 'sRijks Munt