Any ideas on this token/coin?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Milo W, May 17, 2024.

  1. Milo W

    Milo W Member

    I recently got this out of a junk bin, and am not sure what it is. I am leaning towards a 1800s German token based on the lettering style of the 20, but this is just a guess. Any ideas? IMG_5769.jpeg IMG_5770.jpeg
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  3. cwart

    cwart Senior Member Supporter

    Like the second side of your token……. I’m drawing a blank!!!!:D

    seriously though, give the people here some time. I’ve seen them figure these things out
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  4. Milo W

    Milo W Member

    lol, the engraver obviously took their time on the reverse ;).
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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I say game token of some sorts. Good Luck.
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  7. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    It's a gambling token, some call them counter tokens, mostly used to play card games. :cigar: Yes 1800's looks right but I don't know what country.
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  8. Milo W

    Milo W Member

    Awesome! Thanks for the help.
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  9. cwart

    cwart Senior Member Supporter

    told ya…. Just give them a bit of time…. Lol
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  10. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Screen Shot 2024-05-18 at 8.35.29 AM.png If you have a weight and diameter, you can do a parameter search for tokens on
    Numista. I've had some luck finding coins and tokens that way with very little
    else to go on. Just searching for "20" and "token" gives 3149 results, which is
    too many to go through by hand without narrowing it down a bit!
    Not every token is listed there, but quite a few are, so it's worth a try.

    Edit: Looked through for a bit to see if I would be lucky.
    No exact match, but the most similar types I saw were early 20th Century French gaming tokens. Such as this one. A gaming token could explain why there are no
    identifying markers by the issuer. It probably served as a temporary marker in place
    of money rather than being meant to circulate.

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    Last edited: May 18, 2024
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  11. Milo W

    Milo W Member

    I couldn’t find anything either :/, but I agree with the gambling token idea. I find it looks quite similar to German 20 Werth-Marke tokens.
  12. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    I have something that is very similar. I haven't done much looking into this one, but from the font and dotted denticles, I would guess it's from the same maker.

    I do believe that I listed this one on if I haven't, I'll get around to it sooner or later.


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  14. Milo W

    Milo W Member

    That is definitely it! Thanks so much :), this token has been bugging me all week lol
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  15. Muzyck

    Muzyck Rabbits!

    Interesting. That the ebay listing is in a holder with the same writing as a bunch of F. M. Rose coins I have purchased on ebay recently.
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