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bullion, tokens, rings and antiques.

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TOKENS.


MASONIC TOKENS.


Masonic token in copper.

Advanced level.
"Son of Man. Mark Well".

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A masonic token from www.lainson.eu

Masonic token in copper.

"Mark Province of
Staffordshire and Shropshire".

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A masonic token from www.lainson.eu


JOHN WILKINSON, IRONMASTER, SERIES.
From an old Shropshire estate collection, I am pleased to be able to offer for sale
a series of copper tokens actually issued by this most-renowned 18th century ironmaster.


Originally issued in 1787 as a token for internal use.

The reverse shows an image of a power hammer in an ironworks, whilst the obverse features the effigy of John Wilkinson. This is a first issue token and you will note that his name is misspelt as "WILKISON"

Around the edge is stamped:
"BERSHAM BRADLEY WILLEY SNEDSHILL".

Reverse and obverse detail are fine with some high point wear.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

An original 1787 John Wilkinson copper token from www.lainson.eu

Originally issued in 1788 as a token for internal use.

The reverse shows an image of a power hammer in an ironworks, whilst the obverse features the effigy of John Wilkinson.

Around the edge is stamped:
"BERSHAM BRADLEY WILLEY SNEDSHILL".

Reverse detail is particularly fine.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

An original 1788 John Wilkinson copper token from www.lainson.eu

Originally issued in 1790 as a token for internal use.

The reverse shows an image of a power hammer in an ironworks, whilst the obverse features the effigy of John Wilkinson.

Around the edge is stamped:
"BERSHAM BRADLEY WILLEY SNEDSHILL".

Obverse detail is particularly fine.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

An original 1790 John Wilkinson copper token from www.lainson.eu

Originally issued in 1791 as a halfpenny token during a period of small value coin shortages.

The reverse shows an image of an ironworker using an anvil to strike hot metal with a Severn sailing "trow" in the background, whilst the obverse features the effigy of John Wilkinson himself.

Around the edge is stamped:
"BERSHAM BRADLEY WILLEY SNEDSHILL".

Obverse detail is particularly fine.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

An original 1791 John Wilkinson copper halfpenny token from www.lainson.eu

Originally issued in 1792 as a halfpenny token during a period of small value coin shortages.

The reverse shows an image of an ironworker using an anvil to strike hot metal with a Severn sailing "trow" in the background, whilst the obverse features the effigy of John Wilkinson himself.

Around the edge is stamped:
"BERSHAM BRADLEY WILLEY SNEDSHILL".

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

An original 1792 John Wilkinson copper halfpenny token from www.lainson.eu

Originally issued in 1795 as a token for internal use.

The reverse shows an image of a power hammer in an ironworks, whilst the obverse features the effigy of John Wilkinson.

Although detail can be made out, obverse and reverse are quite worn.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

An original 1795 John Wilkinson copper token from www.lainson.eu


THE SHROPSHIRE IRON BRIDGE TOKENS.
Acquired from an old Shropshire estate collection.


Issued by the Coalbrookdale Company of Shropshire in 1779 to pay its workers.

The reverse shows the steam-powered winder at the Ketley inclined plane, whilst the obverse features a Severn "trow" sailing under the World's first iron bridge, built in Shropshire in 1779 and still standing to this day.

The image is of the "normal 1 in date" version and we have quantities and different design varieties of this item in different grades.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

An original 1779 Coalbrookdale Company copper token from www.lainson.eu

Issued by the Coalbrookdale Company of Shropshire in 1779 to pay its workers.

The reverse shows the steam-powered winder at the Ketley inclined plane, whilst the obverse features a Severn "trow" sailing under the World's first iron bridge, built in Shropshire in 1779 and still standing to this day.

The image is of the "inverted 1 in date" version and we have quantities and different design varieties of this item in different grades.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

An original 1779 Coalbrookdale Company copper token from www.lainson.eu

In 1979, Telford Development Corporation issued a copper token to commemorate 200 years of the original iron bridge over the River Severn.

The design was based upon the original tokens that were issued by the Coalbrookdale Company of Shropshire in 1779 to pay its workers.

We have recently taken stock of a quantity of these tokens with no wear.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

A 1979 TDC commemorative token on the occasion of 200 years of the iron bridge at Coalbrookdale from www.lainson.eu


THE SHERIDAN SIMOVE "2 CENTS' WORTH" TOKEN.
Acquired as trading collateral from the celebrity himself, these are as rare as hens' teeth!
LAINSON.EU are the sole market-makers in these valuable tokens.


Sheridan Simove is known around the World as "The Ideas Man", having been instrumental in developing many fine ideas from concept to birth and beyond.

One of Shed's more imaginative ideas was the issuing of an alternative currency. Although originally intended to be humorous, the idea turned quite serious when the financial crisis took hold of Western econonomies and London traders needed a "fixed value trading instrument" as an anchor point for ongoing deals. They took it upon themselves to trade Shed's currency, eventually ensuring that the "2 cents' worth" tokens ended up being fixed at a rate equal to 1/10th ounce of gold, thereby providing much-needed financial stability in which to conduct trading business whilst setting the base for any future return to a Gold Standard.

Today, "2 cents' worth" tokens are "locked-in" as trading collateral and thus extremely scarce.

PRICE: 1/10th oz gold + 25% scarcity premium.

An original Shed Simove


NETHERLANDS: GILDED COW BREEDING DAY MEDAL.
From the original breeders' day in 1959.
This is a medal of sublime beauty and quality.


Issued in 1959 as the gold medal to the winner of "best cow" on breeders' day, it is a medal of typical Dutch character.

In top condition with no damage whatsoever, it was produced with a fob ring already in place to allow it to be added to a display chain.

A medal for collectors with an interest in bovine or Dutch matters.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

An original Dutch Fokveedag gilded medal from www.lainson.eu


BELGIUM: OOSTENDE STUIVER.
Issued by the Flemish City of Oostende as a temporary parallel currency.


From the 1st July to the 30th September 1982, the Royal City of Oostende in Flanders, Belgium, used a parallel currency referred to as a Stuiver, afer the traditional unit of currency of that region.

This particular token had a nominal value of 100 Stuivers, with a Stuiver being par with the Belgian Franc, the predecessor currency to the current Euro.

A medal with local historical significance, few were issued and most were hoarded, so they are difficult to find in the open market.

PRICE: Please contact me for a price.

Een  Ooostendse 100 Stuiver stuk van www.lainson.eu

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The items shown represent a selection of my collection.
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