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Re: Dutch gas distribution tokens
« Reply #60 on: November 09, 2019, 04:03:00 PM »
Sappemeer, struck in the Utrecht mint in 1955. Mintage: 20 000.

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Re: Dutch gas distribution tokens
« Reply #61 on: November 09, 2019, 04:12:26 PM »
Schiedam. The star-shaped central hole in the brass variant is not symmetrical. It may be a cancellation mark. Struck in the Utrecht mint, 1946. Unholed specimen were first struck in 1920, which explains the date on the token.

The aluminium variant was struck in the Utrecht mint in 1950. Mintage: 500 000. There is no trace of the edge decoration of plusses and dots.

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Re: Dutch gas distribution tokens
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2019, 04:22:25 PM »
Sneek.

The brass type was struck in the Vienna mint, which applied the black coating. In case you were wondering, the shield holder left is male :)
The Aluminium type, struck in the Utrecht mint in 1924. Mintage: 100 000.

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Re: Dutch gas distribution tokens
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2019, 04:25:55 PM »
Soest, struck in the Utrecht mint in 1942. Total mintage: 50 000.

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Re: Dutch gas distribution tokens
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2019, 04:37:22 PM »
St. Annaparochie,, struck in the Utrecht mint in 1920 and 1948. Total mintage: 43 000. The text HET BILDT on the ribbon below the arms is not a motto but a reference to the municipality the town was part of.

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Re: Dutch gas distribution tokens
« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2019, 04:40:33 PM »
This concludes what I have in my collection today. It excludes tokens already shown in other threads on this site and restrikes.

I will now attempt to build a data base of Dutch gas tokens in order to do some statistical analysis. This will take a while. Meanwhile, please show what you have.

Peter
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Re: Dutch gas distribution tokens
« Reply #66 on: November 25, 2019, 08:26:05 AM »
The data base is now finished. I am still putting in weight data, but the column will remain too lightly populated for significant conclusions for some time. I will send it - in Excel format - to any WoC member on request.

The data base is not a catalogue. Minor varieties have been omitted (but omission are noted) and if the same type was ordered twice, there is a record for both years, even though they cannot be distinguished. Another difference with the Kooij catalogue is that it includes tokens used for both electricity and gas (they are in a separate category in Kooij) and notes tokens not issued by municipalities.

The data base is a tool for economic-historic research. I will present some early findings here.

Peter
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