Benefactor robinjojo Posted July 4, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted July 4, 2022 (edited) On Saturday I visited my coin shop in Willow Glen, and this time focused on world coins, medals and tokens. In all I purchased four. France, AR octagonal jeton, 1830, St Gobain glass manufacturer, established in 1702. 19.70 grams Normally I do not buy jetons. That's a specialty in itself, but if I find one that's particularly appealing, why not? Anti-slavery AE token, London and Dublin, late 18th century, lettered edge. 8.97 grams This is an early Abolitionist token. In the ongoing struggle for human rights and dignity, this was a timely purchase in my view. Gloustershire, J. Whalley, AR token 2 shillings 6 pence, ex Davisson E-auction 33, Lot 172. 9.54 grams Latvia, AR 5 Lati, 1931. KM 9 24.96 grams I used to own one of these beautiful and readily available crowns, but I sold it about three decades ago. These coin are quite common, but finding one with minimal contact marks and decent surfaces can be a challenge. According to Sal, the shop's owner, these coins were quite scarce prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. After the breakup huge numbers of these coins came onto the market. Note: The coin was colloquially known as a Milda (a popular traditional Latvian woman's name). The model was Zelma Brauere (1900-1977), a proofreader in the State Securities Printing House. So, that's it for now. Please post your world coins (including the Baltic States), medals, jetons, tokens or anything else you wish. Thank you. Edited July 5, 2022 by robinjojo 12 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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