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William & Mary Coronation Jeton 1689


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These were very cheaply made, to be sold to people of modest means. They were not collected by wealthy people, and therefore were often used as coinage, lost etc and not saved in uncirculated condition like the expensive gold, silver and large bronze medals. Which means, though initially vastly more common than the expensive medals, because of attrition & wear they are extremely difficult to find in this condition. Being so very thin, with shallow detail, the slightest wear has a profound effect on them. So I was very lucky to find this nice example.

 

Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland

Page 679

 

56. CORONATION. 1689. NUREMBERG COUNTER.

Busts conjoined, r., of William and Mary, both draped ; he

is laureate. Leg. GVLIELMVS . ET . MARIA . REX . ET . REGINA.

Below, LGL. R. (L. G. Lauffer's counter.)

Rev. Arms of Great Britain within the Garter, crown, crest,

and supporters ; below, rose, thistle, and scroll inscribed, DIEV .

E . M . DROIT : above, W R, crowned.

1. Rev. Num. Belge, 1878, PI. vi. 19.

MB. AE. M. Hohn, AE.

This counter was struck at Nuremberg, and commemorates

the coronation of William and Mary. Two pairs of dies were

made for striking these pieces, the other having on the reverse G R,

crowned, instead of W R crowned.

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  • 2 months later...

Just need one more (G.R.) to complete the set of 3 William & Mary Coronation Counters by Lauffer.

 

 

 

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Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland

Page 678

57. Coronation. 1689. Nuremberg Counter.19mm brass

Busts conjoined, R., of William and Mary, both draped ; he

is laureate. Leg. GVLIELMVS . ET . MARIA . REX . ET . REGINA.

Rev. Arms of Great Britain within the Garter, crowned.

Leg. RECH . PF . COVNTER . LAZ . GOTTL . LAVFER. (Counter of

Lazarus Gottlieb Lauffer.)

.75. Snelling, Counters, PI. v. fig. 29.

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Hello Constanius, after googling all over the web i found the counter which is the one shown above. One has been found just like yours, and am looking for more information on it. Also i am replying 5 years later on this thread haha hope you can help.

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Hi I have a very similar coin/token that I have been trying to get a value for just for my own personel records. Looks like it is standard for people to find the page years after the initial post. I have added a photo of my Wiliam & Mary coronation jeton/counter. Has anyone any idea of value or where I could find it. As you can see my token is in an amazing condition. Thanks 

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