Jump to content
CoinPeople.com

Recommended Posts

This was struck for `La Paternelle' (fire risks)

1047907.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This one was struck for a mutual society covering the risk of accidents

1047908.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(?) The 1850's is actually rather late in the day. There are a few example assurance jetons in this thread that were struck in the late 1600's /early 1700's

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

....this one was struck for `La Mutuelle de Poitiers'

1047913.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...this one was struck in bronze for  'La Prevoyance Commercial ' (pensions/retirement provision)

1047916.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

....this one was struck for the `Compagnie General D'Assurances Remoises'

1047917.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

.....this one was struck in Bronze for `La Salamandre' on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

1047904.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this one was engraved by Oscar Roty and struck sometime in the 1880's for `L'Ancienne Mutuelle de Rouen' a french assurer inaugurated in 1817

1048096.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...this one stuck in bronze (in 1899) for the `Societe Mutuelle de Prevoyance Pour La Retraite' to commemorate its 50th anniversary. This was a company providing savings /pension schemes for retirement purposes.

1047915.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/28/2018 at 10:02 AM, Ian said:

(?) The 1850's is actually rather late in the day. There are a few example assurance jetons in this thread that were struck in the late 1600's /early 1700's

You forget I live in America where a building built before 1900 is relatively rare.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/3/2019 at 4:29 AM, thedeadpoint said:

You forget I live in America where a building built before 1900 is relatively rare.

:)

that may well be true....but someone somewhere was providing `assurance' in relation to buildings in the USA; assurance against the risk of accident; life assurance (in some form or another); and various forms of `risk' associated with transport /trade long before the 1900's. 

Those darn Europeans brought their concepts of syndication and risk amelioration with them when they came over to the new world. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my latest addition. Struck somewhere between 1820 and 1830 for  the Assurances Maritimes de Rouen,  an apparently short-lived maritime assurer.

 1048329.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely tokens. What a marvelous collection you have! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've just upgraded the example I have of this particular jeton, which was struck sometime in the 1670's for the Paris Chambre des Assurances (maritime assurance syndicate). I'm not sure how to grade this one (?) I've never seen a better example than this one and i'm not sure whether that is because the original strikings were poorly /flatly struck in the first place or that the surviving examples are just significantly worn. I'm sticking with `fine' for now but other opinions would be welcome.

Reverse has a ship sinking in the distance and in the foreground a survivor is holding on to what looks like a raft.

1048643.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this one issued by the Union cie. d' Assurances in 1828

1048644.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...