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  1. #61
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    The coins I can't identify are turn out to be clad that something weird happened to.

    You are really racking up the coins of a different ilk for sure!
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    Great hunt, great finds and a great story Eric!

    Thanks for sharing all the pics too!

    Dave
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  3. #63
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    Great finds!
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  4. #64
    They are all great finds.

    I hate the expression 'Condor' Tokens. They are technically 'Provincial tokens of the 18th or 19th C', to use Condor excludes many that should be in the catagory. It works OK as a nickname, but I would prefer 'Trade Tokens', over that option.

    It not a type of token I get that regular over here, maybe only 2 a year. So I it must be a pretty scarce find on your side of the pond - CONGRATS!
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  5. #65
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    Killer hunt, nice going on securing that permission.
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    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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  7. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    They are all great finds.

    I hate the expression 'Condor' Tokens. They are technically 'Provincial tokens of the 18th or 19th C', to use Condor excludes many that should be in the catagory. It works OK as a nickname, but I would prefer 'Trade Tokens', over that option.

    It not a type of token I get that regular over here, maybe only 2 a year. So I it must be a pretty scarce find on your side of the pond - CONGRATS!
    Yes, the term "Conder Token" is confusing because although he did mint some tokens for his own business, James Conder is known for initially cataloging the trade tokens. In this case it was the Parys Mine Company that first issued the tokens to pay their employees when copper coinage was in short supply in England. The PMC Druid tokens were the first of the trade tokens issued (and quite beautiful in design and nicely struck!) and after that many other companies followed suit including James Conder himself.

    I have seen a couple PMC Druid halfpennies posted here over the years (one or two from here and one from Australia), but never the larger one penny token--at least not one that was legible or verified, so yes this one is extremely scarce here and UK Trade Tokens (Conder Tokens) in general are very scarce here. Fortunately mine was found in sandy soil and is still in quite nice condition as well.

    Here's a question for you: do you find many coins in England from the East India Company? That one too was a real surprise for me.

    Thanks for your post!
    Last edited by Erik in NJ; Aug 23, 2015 at 12:50 PM.
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  8. #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by plymouthian12 View Post
    That's awesome congrats voting for banner
    Thank you so much Kent! One day when I get back up to MA I just want to watch the master at work...seems like each of your hunts ought to qualify for banner!

  9. #69
    Erik are you still cleaning these finds or are you finished with that process?
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  10. #70
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    I gave the three principal coins and the LC a warm peroxide bath. No further cleaning other than sealing with several coats of Verdi-Care

  11. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ View Post
    Yes, the term "Conder Token" is confusing because although he did mint some tokens for his own business, James Conder is known for initially cataloging the trade tokens. In this case it was the Parys Mine Company that first issued the tokens to pay their employees when copper coinage was in short supply in England. The PMC Druid tokens were the first of the trade tokens issued (and quite beautiful in design and nicely struck!) and after that many other companies followed suit including James Conder himself.

    I have seen a couple PMC Druid halfpennies posted here over the years (one or two from here and one from Australia), but never the larger one penny token--at least not one that was legible or verified, so yes this one is extremely scarce here and UK Trade Tokens (Conder Tokens) in general are very scarce here. Fortunately mine was found in sandy soil and is still in quite nice condition as well.

    Here's a question for you: do you find many coins in England from the East India Company? That one too was a real surprise for me.

    Thanks for your post!

    I think I've had 1 East India & not really seen any others.
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    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  12. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    I think I've had 1 East India & not really seen any others.
    Well if prolific detectorists like you and your Dad have only found one then I know it's an ultra-rare coin to be found over here. I'm happy to have found such an interesting piece of English history. Thanks for your follow up post!
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    Congratulations on some great finds.
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    Im still jealous of those finds. I need a good hunt like that.
    Last edited by bonepicker; Aug 24, 2015 at 10:23 PM.
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    Another day older and deeper in debt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonepicker View Post
    Im still jealous of those finds. I need a good hunt like that.
    They say every dog has his day and I guess that was mine Yours will surely come too!

    Thanks for all of the kind words and Banner votes so far from everyone--I really appreciate it!
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