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Hello All,

 

I have attached images of a coin which has puzzled me a bit. As you can see from the images, the obverse image has 'GEORGE II' and the reverse has the year '1790' impressed on it. However the year 1790 does not correspond to George II's reign. I feel it is a gaming token, but cannot say that with much confidence. I would appreciate if someone has any more information on this coin.

 

Thanks in advance

RP

 

GerorgeII_Front.jpgGeorgeII_Back.jpg

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This is a gaming token in the style of a Spade Guinea. They deliberately have incorrect legends or dates that do not correspond so that the makers of the tokens could not be executed for counterfeiting the King's coinage.

 

Alas, these are common and, having been pierced, are not worth much at all.

 

I hope that this helps somewhat, please do ask any questions that you may have.

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Hello All,

 

I have attached images of a coin which has puzzled me a bit. As you can see from the images, the obverse image has 'GEORGE II' and the reverse has the year '1790' impressed on it. However the year 1790 does not correspond to George II's reign. I feel it is a gaming token, but cannot say that with much confidence. I would appreciate if someone has any more information on this coin.

 

Thanks in advance

RP

 

GerorgeII_Front.jpgGeorgeII_Back.jpg

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  • 6 months later...

They were often put on watch chains....only worth pence I'm afaid.

I have seen them go for £50+ by punters who think they are gold.

They were mainly made in the 19c.Interesting but brass.

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