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Re: High value
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2011, 11:36:37 PM »
I have the £13.97 and £14.97 variants. I hadn't heard of the £12.97 before reading the above.

On the French equivalent mentioned above, it's worth noting that 849 Fr is a heck of a lot more money than ~£15. I'm surprised the RD or similar organisation would be giving away goods to the value of around £85 sterling (at the prevailing rate between the late 80s and the introduction of the euro).

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Re: High value
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011, 11:53:53 PM »
Perhaps 'VALEUR 849F PIECE MERCI' is a misreading for the more likely 8.49F.
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Re: High value
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2011, 11:59:45 PM »
Actually, thinking about it, there's no reason it can't be Belgian, is there? When I were a lad, there were about 70 BFr to the pound, compared to 10 French.

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Re: High value
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2011, 12:45:18 AM »
The French language piece I have mentioned in this topic is definitely "849 F".

So Belgian Francs seems to be a very good explanation for this value.

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Re: High value
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2011, 02:06:37 AM »
Same size as the others but made of Aluminum.
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Re: High value
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2011, 02:20:18 AM »
Maybe it is actually French but from before 1960? That would be 849 old francs then ...

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Re: High value
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2011, 02:25:18 AM »
Possible, but not so likely. The value would become too low (somewhere beween £ 1 and 2) in comparison with the pound pieces.

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Re: High value
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2011, 03:25:59 AM »
A few others without a value.
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Re: High value
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2011, 08:22:56 PM »
The 04254, RD PD 65 and 1-06311 are English I think.
One of these is likely the piece which you had to match the number with the number printed to win a prize.

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Re: High value
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2011, 11:14:29 PM »
The 04254, RD PD 65 and 1-06311 are English I think.
One of these is likely the piece which you had to match the number with the number printed to win a prize.

I suspect all the ones with LIMITED as part of the company's name are British (or Irish), as AFAIK this description is not used in the US (where Inc. is preferred) or Australia/NZ (where Pty. is used). Not sure about Canadian usage though.

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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2011, 07:42:19 PM »
I found my bag and now I shall post them all.  I have lots of duplicates on most.
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Re: Reader's Digest tokens
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2011, 07:47:30 PM »
Don't worry I have only 10 unique tokens ;)  Each are medal aligned some moreso than others.

This one seems to have gone metric 24mm
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Re: Reader's Digest tokens
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2011, 07:51:11 PM »
29mm
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Re: Reader's Digest tokens
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2011, 07:53:07 PM »
1 3/16 inches

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Re: Reader's Digest tokens
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2011, 07:54:24 PM »
1 3/16 inches

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