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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #120 on: September 23, 2013, 04:12:33 AM »
Another of these 1752 TU DOMINE SPES MEA FRANC. is on eBay. I advised the seller and his reply... 'oh ok' ...but nothing has changed as yet.  ::)

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #121 on: September 25, 2013, 06:38:07 PM »
You've done what you can do and I salute you with,
another RD token  ;D

22mm
4.56g
Medal aligned
Consimilar
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #122 on: October 22, 2013, 02:10:34 PM »
Apparently there are two other variants for the infamous ducat see here
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #123 on: October 22, 2013, 02:29:32 PM »
I watched one being sold yesterday, I had told the seller it was a reproduction and he replied that someone else had advised him too but he ignored us both and sold it for $15.

From your link I see they also come in: Brass plated Iron; Brass; Nickel plated Iron.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #124 on: October 22, 2013, 07:15:45 PM »
'What can I say' to quote Boz Scaggs  8)
I've given up advising dodgy sellers  >:(
But, good of you to try!   ;)

And now having looked through my 117 'ducat' pieces (they must be worth a fortune on ebay), I can see that more work is needed.....................

With date, without dots   101
With date, with dots   11
Without date, with dots   4
Without date, without dots   1

Perhaps a WOD,WOD was being advertised on ebay?

I think there are a few more variations,  metal and finish wise.  I shall post the possible variants when I get some computer time.  >:(
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #125 on: October 24, 2013, 04:00:57 PM »
Austrian Ducat Imitation Type 1: Readers Digest   T1RD
Magnetic
Medal aligned
Weight: 2.47g
Diameter: 20mm
Reverse: No date and no dots

Obverse: FRANC.D.G.R.I.S. A.GER.IER.REX.
Reverse: TU DOMINE SPES MEA / C A (at bottom of coat of arms)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #126 on: October 24, 2013, 04:02:34 PM »
Austrian Ducat Imitation Type 2: Readers Digest  T2RD
Magnetic
Coin aligned
Weight: 2.5g
Diameter: 20mm
Reverse: No date but has dots

Obverse: FRANC.D.G.R.I.S. A.GER.IER.REX. / ?? (at base of bust)
Reverse: TU DOMINE ?? SPES MEA .   . / C A (at bottom of coat of arms)


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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #127 on: October 24, 2013, 04:06:51 PM »
Type 3 & 4, it all gets a bit tricky.
I had a quick look through the type 3's (With date, with dots) and I have 3 definite variants in the 11 I have.
As for type 4 (With date, without dots), the only thing I know for sure is, all 100 are not magnetic.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #128 on: October 25, 2013, 07:28:34 PM »
Type 4's  ;D

Austrian Ducat Imitation Type 4: Readers Digest  T4RD
Non Magnetic
Medal aligned
Weight: 2.34g (sample size 20)
Diameter: 20mm
Reverse: Date with no dots

Obverse: FRANC.D.G.R.I.S. A.GER.IER.REX.
Reverse: TU•DOMINE•SPES MEA 1752 / C A (at bottom of coat of arms)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #129 on: October 25, 2013, 11:17:56 PM »
I must remember this link for the next person who advertises a rare Austrian Ducat.  ;D
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #130 on: October 26, 2013, 06:35:32 AM »
Austrian Ducat Imitation Type 3: Readers Digest  T3RD
Magnetic? (only one of 13 - bottom left)
Medal aligned
Weight: 2.4g (sample size 13)
Diameter: 20mm
Reverse: Date with dots

Obverse: FRANC.D.G.R.I.S. A.GER.IER.REX.
Reverse: TU DOMINE SPES MEA .1752. / C A (at bottom of coat of arms)

Obverse (beneath bust) & Reverse (after DOMINE) on piece at bottom right with addition of unknown mark
Bottom left is magnetic and uses large dots on reverse
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #131 on: December 03, 2013, 11:35:52 AM »
Spotted this piece on ebay  8)
And it actually says Reader's Digest!  ::)
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #132 on: December 03, 2013, 12:16:19 PM »
Here it is enlarged and enhanced and almost legible.

Certainly useful to know.
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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #133 on: December 03, 2013, 12:37:00 PM »
Imitation of a nice specimen of an 8 reales 1626-1664 Sevilla in the name of Philip IV of Spain, probably for the US market, where any Spanish coin is immediately called a pirate's coin.

In fact, the heyday of the Caribbean pirates was a century later and they would have been highly unlikely to have handled coins struck in Sevilla: Sevilla was at the receiving end of silver from Spain's colonies. Its input was badly struck colonial silver (e.g. Mexico), its output less badly struck Spanish coins. The 8 reales would - until 1648 - typically be shipped North, e.g. across the Dolomites to Augsburg and Antwerp to pay for the Spanish armies in Flanders and Brabant.

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Re: Readers Digest advertising tokens
« Reply #134 on: December 04, 2013, 05:14:22 PM »
Having had another look I think I can see 'Offert par selection du RD'.
So probably French.  I shall definitely look out for a reasonably priced one of these  8)
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