Anti-Slavery African Halfpenny?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Clens, May 8, 2010.

  1. Clens

    Clens Junior Member

    Hi guys, it's my first post on here, so I'm a little unsure of what to do. :rolleyes: I have managed to acquire what I believe to be an Anti-Slavery African Halfpenny. I have attached pictures below, but they may be a little unclear. On one side it says, "Am I Not A Man And A Brother?" On the reverse it says, "May Slavery & Oppression Cease Throughout The World."

    Around the side of the coin, it says, "Payable at Dublin, Cork or Belfast."

    I would appreciate any history about the coin, which I suspect to be a token / conder from around 1795? Any ideas as to the value would also be nice :smile

    Slavery 1.JPG

    Slavery 2.JPG

    Secondly, at the same time, I got an old Soviet Medal. I'm pretty sure that it is to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Soviet Army or the USSR as a whole. I know this is a coin forum, but again, any knowledge would be absolutely great.

    USSR 1.JPG

    Many thanks, Tom.
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  3. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member

    It"s true, Tomas. This is the commemorative medal: 60th Anniversary - Soviet Army.
  4. Clens

    Clens Junior Member

    Thanks for that. I wish I could read the crazy Cyrillic. :crying: It is just Tom by the way, but I think Tomas will replace it. It's a cool name!
  5. farthing

    farthing Junior Member

    You are also correct in calling the first one a Conder token. Catalogued by Dalton & Hamer as Middlesex Political and Social Series #1039a. Including the edge inscription made it quite easy to identify as these come in 3 varieties with a number of edge inscriptions.

    This is listed as a common variety but as you can imagine there is great demand for these tokens due to its imagery. These show up on eBay quite often and have been discussed on these boards before, this could easily sell for around $100 on eBay.
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    For the record, in the US there was a similar, but feminine, Hard Times version in 1838:
  7. Clens

    Clens Junior Member

    :D Thanks, that's great.
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