Token: Great Britain Conder Success to the Bay Trade  1794
Token: Great Britain Conder Success to the Bay Trade 1794

That's supposed to be Colchester Castle in Essex, UK on the front and a loom on the back. Prices on these Conder tokens run roughly like this:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $150

A man named James Conder undertook the somewhat daunting task of identifying, organizing, and cataloging a large set of privately issued tokens used in Great Britain during the late 1700s and early 1800s. There were not enough regular government-issued coins to support commerce in sparsely populated regions, so various individuals took it upon themselves to produce tokens.

Assembling a large set of Conder tokens would be great fun for the numismatist (coin collector). Since they are reasonably priced, the set would not break the bank.

Coin: 14271 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: samantha channon, Sat, 20-Apr-2013 17:44:24 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 12:55:52 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 09-Apr-2015 15:19:24 GMT
Requester description: 1794 one side has a castle or palace other side has square overlaping each other. No persons face or profile on it. none
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