Further Notes on a False Plantation Token – Adrian Lansen, Koen Helling and Gary Oddie

The die used to strike the Goerach Batoe 1 Dollar Reis 1890 “Proof” plantation token has recently been discussed in a blog article by Gary Oddie. That the die was found along with other dies known to have produced modern fantasy transport tokens casts serious doubt on the authenticity of specimens of this particular plantation token. This note adds further detail to the history of this issue.

A Modern Concoction, a Numismatic Forgery or a Contemporary Private Issue: An Examination of a Cut and Countermarked Coin – Ken Eckardt

Initial examination of a cut and countermarked segment from an 8 Reale raises a number of questions as to the nature of this coin.  The piece appears to be on the fringe of a recognised series within the broader series of British Tradesman Countermarked Dollars.  A number of possibilities exist and each of these need to be reviewed so as to test the probabilities with the aim of leading to a conclusion that answers the questions raised with a reasonable degree of certainty.Reviewing the physical aspects of the coin and considering past as well as more recent circumstances a process of elimination was used that leads to a logical resolution that potentially identifies the nature of the coin and the reason for its existence.

A Group of Dies for Fantasy Tokens – Gary Oddie

Recently a group of seven dies appeared on the market. Four of the dies form a group that produced fantasy transport tokens sometime between 1967 and 1990. Two dies produced a fantasy transport token sometime between 1990 and 2016. The final die was used to produce a previously unrecognised fantasy tobacco plantation token from the Dutch East Indies. Each die is illustrated (50%) and a separate image of the die face is shown along with a mirrored image and a specimen of the token (100%).

BALLINDALLOCH WORKS CHECKS Contemporary Documentation Discovered – Eric C. Hodge

Contemporary records for any research are often difficult to trace and harder to place in context. The legal documents discussed in this brief article specifically identify known persons, places and issues of the Ballindalloch Cotton Works in more detail than previously understood. They corroborate the issues of checks to the value of 5/ and 7/ and give more insight into the reasons for their short period of issue.

The writer would appreciate details of any known Ballindalloch Works checks not listed in Table 1 of the article.

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