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Offline Henk

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Token with mongram TR or RT
« on: February 14, 2020, 10:42:57 AM »
I am looking for information about the following token:

Bronze, 23 mm
O: RT (or TR) mongram
R: 1 Fl.

The monogram is rather odd and quite elaborate. I have not seen such a monogram before. The value is stated as 1 Fl. This probably stands for 1 Florin = ! Gulden. The token may be from Austria and dated pre WWI. It is not listed in the Heistler catalog (https://wertmarkenforum.de/Downloads/Heisler_Marken_Oesterreich-Ungarn.pdf) nor in Menzel 2018.

Offline Manzikert

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Re: Token with mongram TR or RT
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 12:52:22 PM »
I think the monogram is TK or KT, which if it is Austrian might stand for Kaiserliche [something] I suppose, though they were more usually KuK [Kaiserliche und Konigliche].

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Re: Token with mongram TR or RT
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 11:30:21 PM »
Yes I agree, here is a very similar modern drawing.
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Re: Token with mongram TR or RT
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 09:59:36 AM »
Not (yet?) convinced. I read the monogram as KM and a decoration supporting the M. The problem with the "denomination" is that a florin is a big silver coin; too high for machines that would typically eat 10 pfennig pieces. The strike is quite modern and well executed, suggesting something official. With a very large reserve, my best bet is casino token.

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