Interesting Colonial Elephant Token

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Jack D. Young, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    Rare to see a PCI example for sale in a local auction:


    Any reason to be suspicious other than not one of the top TPG's?
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  3. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    I wouldn't be concerned with it being counterfeit. Unless you like the holder, I would crack it out.
  4. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

  5. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    Personally I don't see any signs showing that the token is not authentic. I'd definitely crack it out though; It's like having an MS capped bust dime in a mylar 2x2 holder.
  6. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    Suspicious by nature I always consider the possibility a coin may be counterfeit! This particular holder/ TPG is really irrelevant if it is a fake versus one of the current top 4 who guarantee authenticity.
  7. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Lady Godiva Halfpenny 1793 copy.jpeg
    Are elephants just a recurring theme on token coinage? (Lady Godiva 1793 English halfpenny token)
  8. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    OK, not sure what the Lady Godiva token adds to the post, but the next images are of a "struck copy" recently sold by Stacks:

  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The elephant with castle on its back was part of the arms of the town of Coventy, the town the token is from.
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks good to me.
  11. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    OK, the PCI example matches the Stack's struck fake and not a genuine Hodder 2-B it mimics:

  12. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    After further review and discussion with the auction house the "coin" was pulled.

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