Presumably British

Started by Figleaf, April 23, 2011, 10:59:27 PM

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Figleaf

I have received a large lot of delicious tokens, thanks to a kind site member. Many are by now identified, but I am stuck with a few. I'll post them here, starting with those where I still have some hope. Maybe someone has an AHA! moment.

obv: in a circle of olive VENDING ONLY (3x) circle-wise
rev: in a circle of olive N 5 P within TOKEN VALUE (3x) circle wise

The token is 4.9 grams, 23.0 mm.

Because of the denomination, end sixties or beginning of the seventies.

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

africancoins

A british machine token - early 1970's (possibly late 1960's) - issuer unknown.

The "N" before the "5P" is for "NEW" as in "5 NEW PENCE".

A type I have likely seen on a few occasions and there are one or two other similar types.

Next... ?

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

Figleaf

Quote from: africancoins on April 23, 2011, 11:08:38 PM
Next... ?

A token with suspiciously similar wording, but a value of 10 new pence and a completely different stye. No brand name. It is 8.9 grammes, 27.8 mm.

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

FosseWay

I have both the 5np and 10np, and can add the following to the series (if a series it is):

Figleaf

That die with the "flower and bar" reminds me of the one in the middle and the one in the middle :)

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

malj1

#5
Obviously a stock reverse - these are known with numbers or initials counter-marked on the tablet.

I have just obtained a similar one with FP counter-marked - I have yet to see the obverse! [bought with another that was my prime target]

Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Figleaf

Another presumably British token. Both sides are the same. Diameter is 21 mm.

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

malj1

This is listed as Signet (Western) Ltd., Abercarn. as Hayes 347; I have another similar but struck in Cu-Ni which is listed as 347.1
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

FosseWay

So is that character in the middle an S for Signet or a 5 for the denomination? I had presumed the latter until you mentioned Signet, and I'm now tending in the opposite direction.

malj1

The catalogue says "S" for Signet, as I too have always believed it to read. No other types are known apart from those two.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Figleaf

Excellent, Malcolm. Thanks very much.

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