Göteborgs Färjetrafik - Gothenburg ferry token

Started by FosseWay, November 04, 2012, 06:01:49 PM

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Have just acquired another in this series -- the car token.

Brass, 22.7 mm, 2.59 g


Congratulations, Fosseway. This sort of stuf deserves being published.

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


And here's the night fare token - brass, octagonal with utstansat NATT (= night) and a hole above. 26,2 mm, 2,76 g.

This appears to be the most recent in a series of three (I don't have the other two yet). First this was made diamond-shaped (square, essentially). Then the corners were lopped off to produce the octagon - you can see where parts of the text have been removed. Finally the octagonal pieces were holed.


That is very distinctive! I guess you could hold it up to the light at night ...natt.
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.