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Any idea what this is?

It looks like they are soldered to the plate.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And what exactly is "this"? A picture of the whole item might be helpful. Also, maybe a view at an angle to show if the tokens are inset or just sitting on top.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like test strikes for a medal on a piece of copper plate.

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    Picker1954Picker1954 Posts: 184 ✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    And what exactly is "this"? A picture of the whole item might be helpful. Also, maybe a view at an angle to show if the tokens are inset or just sitting on top.

    These are the only pictures. These were in an auction.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Try asking the seller.

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    Picker1954Picker1954 Posts: 184 ✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    Try asking the seller.

    He didn't have a definitive description. I thought someone here might. This is what he says:
    "Plate looks like it is made out of copper. Might be a plate for printing. Plate is over 4 inches long and 2 inches wide."

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have not seen a display like that before. Seems like some sort of merchant display.... That is just a guess... Thanks for the second set of pictures too.... Cheers, RickO

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There appears to be some solder on the edges of the medals in the first picture, so it looks like the medals were soldered back into the holes in the copper plate where the planchets used to create them were punch out.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Abe looks kinda weird rocking a ponytail. Peace Roy

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like @PerryHall guess. Sounds more reasonable. Wouldn't be for printing otherwise all the lettering would be in reverse.

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    the seller did not say how thick? I have seen similar on 1/8" sheet

    your example looks like it could be 3 tokens soldered back into sheet that had planchets punched out from

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    Picker1954Picker1954 Posts: 184 ✭✭✭

    They are in hand. They are attributed as King-275 & 276.






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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    interesting, so they are tacked back into the copper sheet?

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    NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really cool piece!

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    milbrocomilbroco Posts: 2,709 ✭✭✭

    To me it looks like a souvenir when you visit historical places like the Lincoln Memorial or something like that.
    But then, what do I know?
    Bob

    ebay seller name milbroco
    email bcmiller7@comcast.net
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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:
    interesting, so they are tacked back into the copper sheet?

    Looks like traces of solder on the edges of the tokens so it appears they were soldered back into the holes from where the planchets were punched out.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm stumped. They're stamped.

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    Picker1954Picker1954 Posts: 184 ✭✭✭

    I sold this to Paul Cunningham at FUN for $475 and a signed copy of his Lincoln book.

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