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Token: Great Britain Conder John Howard  1794
Token: Great Britain Conder John Howard 1794

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. Today, Conder tokens are neat collectibles sought out by collectors worldwide. Building a complete set is pretty much out of the question because so many different patterns were made. But wait, perhaps you are up to a collecting challenge like that!

Jay's Chichester half penny is a Conder token with values that run roughly like this:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $200

As always on CoinQuest, you must apply the concepts explained on our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

CoinQuest thanks Beast Coins in New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA, for use of their photo. It's a nice one!

Coin: 14782 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Jay, Thu, 27-Jun-2013 17:09:38 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 28-Jun-2013 00:08:18 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 13-Jun-2015 20:37:14 GMT
Requester description: 1794 FRONT: IOHN HOWARD . F.R.S.PHILANTHROPIST. BUST OF MAN FACING LEFT REAR: 1794 PORTSMOUTH AND CHICHESTER HALF PENNY SUN IN CRESCENT MOON (horns up) 3 TURRET CASTLE OVER DATE LION ON CASTLE - MAY BE A COAT OF ARMS HALF PENNY
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