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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Gaming counters and model/toy coins https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins.html Gaming Counter https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/gaming-counter-53905.html Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:08:15 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Gaming Counter  
Description: A gaming counter depicting the bust of George III and imitating the design of a 'spade' half-guinea dated 1788, but actually made much later. This type, with the legend, 'IN MEMORY OF THE GOOD OLD DAYS', is the most common stock issue. The date of manufacture spans the period from the 1870s to the 1920s.
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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Gaming Counter https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/gaming-counter-12673.html Sun, 23 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Gaming Counter  
Description: A damaged 'To Hanover' counter or 'Cumberland Jack'.

On 20th June 1837, King William IV died, and his niece, Victoria, the only child of the late Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George III, succeeded as queen of the United Kingdom. However, Salic Law still prevailed in Hanover, meaning that William's legitimate male heir, Ernest Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland, became King of Hanover. The royal houses of Hanover and the United Kingdom were thereby separated.

The new King of Hanover was unpopular in Britain, and these tokens (the reverse showing the new King slinking off to his new domain, in crude imitation of a gold sovereign) were minted as a satirical gesture, as well as being used for card counters. They continued to be struck until their production became illegal under the Counterfeit Medal Act of 1883.
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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Gaming Counter https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/gaming-counter-17883.html Sat, 07 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Gaming Counter  
Description: A gaming counter of the 'To Hanover' or 'Cumberland Jack' type, dated 1862.

On 20th June 1837, King William IV died, and his niece, Victoria, the only child of the late Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George III, succeeded as queen of the United Kingdom. However, Salic Law still prevailed in Hanover, meaning that William's legitimate male heir, Ernest Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland, became King of Hanover. The royal houses of Hanover and the United Kingdom were thereby separated.

The new king of Hanover was unpopular in Britain, and these card counters, in crude imitation of a gold sovereign, carried a satirical message (good riddance!), as well as serving their main purpose. They continued to be struck until their production became illegal under the Counterfeit Medal Act of 1883.
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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Gaming Counter https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/gaming-counter-47950.html Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Gaming Counter  
Description: A gaming counter of the 'To Hanover' or 'Cumberland Jack' type, dated 1837, but struck circa 1862.

On 20th June 1837, King William IV died, and his niece, Victoria, the only child of the late Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George III, succeeded as queen of the United Kingdom. However, Salic Law still prevailed in Hanover, meaning that William's legitimate male heir, Ernest Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland, became King of Hanover. The royal houses of Hanover and the United Kingdom were thereby separated.

The new king of Hanover was unpopular in Britain, and these card counters, in crude imitation of a gold sovereign, carried a satirical message (good riddance!), as well as serving their main purpose. They continued to be struck until their production became illegal under the Counterfeit Medal Act of 1883.
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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Gaming Counter https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/gaming-counter-53782.html Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:34:50 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Gaming Counter  
Description: A gaming counter of the 'To Hanover' or 'Cumberland Jack' type, dated 1862.

On 20th June 1837, King William IV died, and his niece, Victoria, the only child of the late Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George III, succeeded as queen of the United Kingdom. However, Salic Law still prevailed in Hanover, meaning that William's legitimate male heir, Ernest Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland, became King of Hanover. The royal houses of Hanover and the United Kingdom were thereby separated.

The new king of Hanover was unpopular in Britain, and these card counters, in crude imitation of a gold sovereign, carried a satirical message (good riddance!), as well as serving their main purpose. They continued to be struck until their production became illegal under the Counterfeit Medal Act of 1883.
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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Victoria Model Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/victoria-model-penny-53612.html Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:04:15 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Victoria Model Penny  
Description: A model penny of Victoria, struck in copper.

These model coins were issued by Joseph Moore between 1844 and 1848, when the Government was tentatively discussing plans to replace the heavy copper coinage then in circulation. They were produced in such large numbers, and became so popular with the public, that the Royal Mint had to make an official pronouncement stating that they were not responsible for their manufacture.

Cf. UKDFD 3394 (similar, but with white metal centre).
 
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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Victoria Model Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/victoria-model-penny-3394.html Tue, 16 May 2006 00:00:00 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Victoria Model Penny  
Description: A model penny of Victoria, struck in copper with a white-metal centre.

These model coins were issued by Joseph Moore between 1844 and 1848, when the Government was tentatively discussing plans to replace the heavy copper coinage then in circulation. They were produced in such large numbers, and became so popular with the public, that the Royal Mint had to make an official pronouncement stating that they were not responsible for their manufacture.

Cf. UKDFD 12454 (similar, but with brass centre).
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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Victoria Model Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/victoria-model-penny-12454.html Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Victoria Model Penny  
Description: A model penny of Victoria, struck in copper with a brass centre.

These model coins were issued by Joseph Moore between 1844 and 1848, when the Government was tentatively discussing plans to replace the heavy copper coinage then in circulation. They were produced in such large numbers, and became so popular with the public, that the Royal Mint had to make an official pronouncement stating that they were not responsible for their manufacture.

Cf. UKDFD 3394 (similar, but with white metal centre).
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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Gaming Counter https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/gaming-counter-33223.html Sat, 10 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Gaming Counter  
Description: A brass gaming counter depicting the bust of George III and imitating the design of an 18th century ’spade’ guinea, but actually struck circa 1874 by 'G.L.' of Birmingham. The date, 1790, is fictitious. The flan is pierced at the top of the head.

Mitchiner (see ref. below) suggests that this issue of counters was struck by John Wood, as they exhibit the same error in the first quarter of the shield as counters that bear his initials. George Illiffe was Wood's senior partner in 1874, and the suggestion is that GL is a semi-concealed reference to him, i.e. George (i)Lliffe.

For a less worn counter of similar type, see UKDFD 17861.
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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Gaming Counter https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/gaming-counters-and-modeltoy-coins/gaming-counter-33194.html Fri, 09 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Gaming counters and model/toy coins Gaming Counter  
Description: A brass counter in crude imitation of a Venetian gold ducat, issued by John Cooke and Sons, London. The obverse legend is fictitious and the transcription below is only approximate. The reverse inscription is a Latin version of the issuer's company name. The flan has a scalloped edge.

John Cooke and Sons were sealing wax manufacturers and stationers. Many of the counters were exported to India, where they were used to make cheap coin jewellery.

Cf. UKDFD 17987, and actual Venetian ducat, UKDFD 34.
Category: Tokens, jetons and medalets, Gaming counters and model/toy coins
Category: Gaming counters and model/toy coins
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