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1796 Conder Token • Middlesex DH-1041e
Here's a new acquisition.
Grade: MS-63 RB
Edge: Milled \\\\\\\\\\\\
1795 Middlesex DH-904, Stinton's Tea and Cocao Warehouse
Wm. Stinton, London, Halfpenny
Grade: Choice Uncirculated
Edge: Italian, French and Portugal Fruit Warehouse +
I really like your Yorkshire 28a. A beautiful MS example.
Nice token and engraved very well for times.
Sadly I'm selling this coin right now, along with a lot of others. (1794 Half Penny Suffolk Ipswich D&H-35) But, it's one of the nicest examples of James Conder's own tokens I've ever owned or seen. Going to miss it!
Many Conders have dentils missing in one area or another, dates repunched or hanging off one edge. Then there are edge flaws and varieties, some which have not been specifically catalogued. Flans were often manufactured in a different place from actual striking of its faces.
Until Conders were struck using steam power at Boulton and Watt's Soho Mint, all Conders were struck with screw presses making errors even more common. Slippage of one die or the other was common.
I am deeply interested in that period of British history, all started by my deep interest in British Conder Tokens, and why they are so important, and why they have appreciated 500-1,000% or more in the past 15 years, almost regardless of grade.
I have long believed that the success of the First Industrial Revolution depended on four major influences:
• improvement in casting iron and steel, and engineering of resultant products
• the steam engine (used for evacuating water from tin and coal mines, later for steamships and railroad locomotives)
• British Conder Tokens (primarily from 1787-1797 during shortage of regal small change, which greatly facilitated increased trade and movement of workers from farms to towns. It was not feasible to pay factory workers and miners with chickens and goats anymore, as had been customary with farm workers.)
The success of Conder Tokens relied on their being struck in pure copper, the world's finest copper, which came from Cornwall in England, and Parys Mountain on Anglesey Island in North Wales.
• rivers and canals (I believe that steam engines and pumps were also used to keep many canals full during summer months, in addition to powering machinery associated with handling small barges and loads at terminals.)
These four influences share much of the responsibility for the overwhelming success of the Industrial Revolution.
Thomas paine with an E was an english American political activist who moved to france when things got a bit hot for him in England,he supported the French revolution.benjamin franklin helped him get to new England and inspired rebels to declare independence from Britain.died in new York where he was unpopular for his ridicule of christianity
I really like the detailed engraving work that went into this token:
Just got it in the mail. My first conder token:
Actually has a hint of nice toning, but doesn't show up.
Wales Carmarthen halfpenny DH-7
One of the most detailed in the entire series.Raw
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