Can anyone please identify this gold token ?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Ben88, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Ben88

    Ben88 Active Member

    It appears to commemorate the town of Pappenheim, Germany. I believe it is gold because it was in a binder with just the gold coins in my late fathers collection.
    The reverse actually looks like some of the pictures of the town you can see online.
    But I can find nothing online about this piece. Any help would be appreciated !

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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not sure but even if it's plated I like it.
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

  5. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Nice looking medal! I would take it to your local coin shop or jewelry store just to find out if it's solid gold 22k, 10k or whatever. I would want to know but that's just me! :D
  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It definitely has that gold look, neat token Ben.
  7. Ben88

    Ben88 Active Member

    Than you - now I know it’s likely a commercial token from a health spa in Pappenheim. One step closer. But if it turns out to be gold, that would be a real surprise for what appears to be a promotional item. How interesting - I really want to get to it’s roots !
  8. Ben88

    Ben88 Active Member

    Me as well, and I’ll take your advice ! Thank you.
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  9. Ben88

    Ben88 Active Member

    Thanks - more research should tell us !
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Like you, I wouldn't expect it's gold (though that would sure be nice). But it's certainly handsome.
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    It appears to be about the size of a half dollar, if it's gold it will weigh about 17 grams.

    I'd say it is a plated souvenir token of Pappenheim, which was a "health resort".
  12. Ben88

    Ben88 Active Member

    Thank you - it’s actually quite small, about the size of a dime.
  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Do you have the weight and diameter? Even if it is gilded, your Dad had an Eye.
    It's very cool that you have taken the time to go through his collection and get to appreciate it the way that I am sure he did.
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