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Does anyone here collect tokens from the C.W. and 1700's or have knowledge of them?

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edited January 25, 2023 5:25PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I took a shot and purchased a lot if 16 coins mixed with civil war tokens. It wasn't expensive so I'm hoping I might have a good one or two in there. I know they can be valuable. I'm also doing research but it's tough when. You don't recognize some of the blurry features.
If I post some images from the auction do you think I could extrapolate some information?
The images aren't that good on a couple of them but several are reasonably discernable.
I can crop out some images and post them. It would be a big help to see if I "cherry picked" an winners. Probably not but it's possible. I purchased the. from a non numismatic auction house. Random lot. I've bought some really nice items in the past for my house and wife. No coins though this is a first.

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  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Post away, and correct your title so others will know what you are asking about.

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you have them in hand, we'd like to see a close, in focus pic of the obv and rev of a coin(s) The brain trust here shall enlighten you. Good luck.
    And a good book to have is A Guide Book of Civil War Tokens by QDB

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  • Good catch lol fixed. I realize some of these may be impossible to figure out because the images are poor. I'll post better images when I have them. But in the meantime-




  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not seeing anything Civil War, but those photos are pretty bad.
    The bottom pic may be a Lindenmueller token. I'm turning my phone, squinting my eyes, enlarging the image...it's just too blurry

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2023 4:11AM

    When you have them, Take them out of the holders, Check your pic results before you post, if out of focus, repeat until sharp and in focus. Crop the pic so just the coin is in the frame. Good luck

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  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2023 4:55AM


    Reading the label can often be helpful.

    Medal Great Britain Capture of Cartagena 1741
    This medal about the British/Spanish battle near Cartagena, Colombia. Most of them appear to be heavily worn, with only a few examples in top-notch condition. There are several different designs, all carrying about the same numismatic (coin collector) value.

    The best one we've seen is at this CNG page [Press Here], and it sold for $295 US dollars. Others, more worn, look like those in our secondary image and sell for about one-half the value of the CNG specimen.

    Approximate catalog values are:

    worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
    average circulated: $180
    well preserved: $350

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=17455

  • Yea I agree the images are bad. I didn't pay another for 16 different tokens. I was squinting myself. It's a little like a grab bag I guess. I don't mind taking the risk. I'll post some good clear images when I get them. I appreciate your help. @Namvet that website is a terrific resource. I will bookmark it.
    Thank you.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Purchasing a group like that can provide hours of interesting research. Probably not a lot of high value pieces, but certainly possible to find a treasure. Good luck, Cheers, RickO

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