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Week 3, Group 8: Exonumia / Oddities


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    • AuldFartte - 1925 USA Norse American Centennial Medal.
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    • AuldFartte - 1795 Scottish halfpenny sized Conder Token. Angusshire, Dundee DH-10. Obv: COMMERCE AUGMENTS DUNDEE Rev: DUNDEE HALF PENNY 1795 Old Tower Founded 1189. It really is that blue with reflected light.
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Auldfartte needs to enter some ratty coins and medals, then he won't find himself in competition with himself! My vote could have gone either way, but I like blue. Never have been able to tell what they mean by red or red-brown beyond shiny or dark. Blue, now that I can understand.

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Having spent my formative years within half a mile of that famous Dundee landmark I can't very well vote against it. I can recall back in the 1960's when some road works were being conducted, a mass grave was unearthed alongside the `Auld Steeple' as is it fondly called by Dundee folks. The bodies concerned were townsfolk executed by english `roundheads' from Oliver Cromwell's armies who had laid seige to the town.

 

Although the token is from an entirely different era (Napoleonic wars) the `auld steeple' depicted upon it was around long before that time. From one auld farte to another.....that token of yours is a truly magnificent example. If you ever feel like giving it away........

 

As an aside, the views from the top of the `tower' across the city and over the river Tay are well worth the climb up the stairs.

 

Ian

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