Token: Great Britain Conder Union Copper Company 1812
Condition means a lot when estimating the values of these old tokens, Tashi. You report your token as average circulated, attractive, with dark toning and in a vinyl holder. Your coin sounds like a decent piece - no major issues, but not a beautifully lustrous specimen either.
Look at our main picture. This token is being sold by Baldwin & Sons for £75, or about $112. It is in great shape, has almost no wear and a strong strike, and good eye appeal.
If you were to sell your token to Baldwins or another reputable dealer, they would pay you approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the retail price - a markup that is necessary to keep a dealership afloat.
Now, look at our second picture, this token is being sold by Coins Galore for around $12 US dollars. This token is about average circulated, but has some corrosion issues, which brings the value down. As a dealer, Coins Galore would probably be asking twice as much for the token if it were problem-free, like Tashi's.
With this in mind, we can provide the following approximate catalog values for these tokens.
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $180
, Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Tashi Jackson, Wed, 22-May-2013 15:11:45 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 23-May-2013 13:24:30 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 09-May-2015 13:49:44 GMT
Requester description: 1812 One side: 'Birmingham Union Copper Company' written around outside, in the centre a pair of shaking hands and 1812 written underneath. Other side: 'payable in cash' written around the outside, in the centre the words 'One Penny Token'
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