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1773 Jon Wilkes token question

The Sentimental Magazine went on sale in March of 1773, and continued to be published until December 1777. As an incentive, for each of its first thirteen months, the purchaser received a small copper medallion. They were all of the same general design; bust of a prominent person on the obverse, and their name and/or title on the reverse

The question I have....is this a die clash? Or just old age taking a toll on this token.


  • lcutlerlcutler Posts: 456 ✭✭✭✭

    Definitely isn't a die clash. looks like the medallion itself is cracking, don't know what would cause that though.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @peterm12772 Given the surface, my first thought is it's a copy. Use the Google to see pics of the original medal in copper, which are 5.56g, 25.47mm. Good luck. Peace Roy

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