Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Mar 21, 2012.
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Apologies for the lousy pics. Cell pics of BU's never go well for me.
They have arrived, the nickel one was loose so I was able to take images of both sides. The reverse side of the nickel had some type of sticky stuff on it as they used some sticky stuff to hold the tokens in place.
I like the title, "Berserkers."
geeze, if you [the company] are gonna strike a token, at least know enough that it can be called a "coin".
You're sure in a foul mood this morning.
yes, I was.
Someone wrote about the Smith & Hartmann Token on another thread here on CT, so I included it below.
Frederick B. Smith was located at 122 1/2 Fulton Street, New York City, N.Y. during the Civil War. He was born in New York City on December 26, 1811. Smith was a long time engraver, starting as an apprentice under the tutorship of well known, Charles Cushing Wright. At some point in the 1830s he became a partner with James Bale, at which time he engraved various merchant's cards and Hard Times tokens. Later he became a partner to Gustav Horst, and during the Civil War was partnered with Herman Hartmann. Smith moved to Philadelphia in the late 1870s, and there was a publisher of medals with J.H. Diehl. He continued in his engraving profession until he was well into his seventies. Smith's token designs were rather simple, and often designs were repeated. Typically his dies were used to produce large numbers of tokens, basically until they were worn down and filled. Your token is somewhat better than the average strike for that issue. Many Unc examples have far less details than are visible on your token. Smith's workmanship on his tokens is kind of middle of the road, and he seemed to lean towards using lightweight planchets. It is likely that Smith did not consider token engraving to be worthy of his best efforts. Except for a few brass pieces, Smith did not make off metal PCWTs. (Cited from: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/us-token-id.21156/)
2016 Scrolls and Skulls
Odin/Asgard 1 Oz. .999 silver, antique finish, 39mm, M/A, Mason Mint
Note the eye patch. In Norse mythology Odin gained knowledge and wisdom of all things by drinking a horn of water from Mimir's well located deep below the Yggdrasil tree, or world tree. But before he could drink from the well he had to pluck out his own eye and toss it the water.
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