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High Grade Ships Colonies and Commerce Token by Wright and Bale, New York

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High Grade Ships Colonies and Commerce Token by Wright and Bale, New York

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Canada. (ca. 1835) Ships Colonies and Commerce copper. Lees-2, Breton-997, Charlton PE10-2. About Uncirculated. Ideal chocolate brown with lovely lustrous gloss on both sides. Smooth and pleasing, with just a few tiny natural planchet flaws on the reverse. A couple minor marks are present, couple specks of verdigris inside 9:00 on the reverse, excellent detail and eye appeal. Struck by Wright and Bale of New York for the Canadian market, this lightweight copper saw circulation in the far reaches of the United States as well. Though Lees-1 features the W. & B. N.Y. signature of Wright and Bale, Lees-2 lacks it -- but it does feature the same die work, including the American flag at the left side of the sailing vessel. The American flag is perfectly struck and easy to see with the naked eye on this one. More even and a bit sharper than the Boyd-Ford coin (at $763.75), though there are a couple more light marks. This type is generally seen well worn, and pieces this nice turn up infrequently. This would be a fine addition to a collection of Hard Times tokens or other Wright and Bale productions of the era.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 11012

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Canada. (ca. 1835) Ships Colonies and Commerce copper. Lees-2, Breton-997, Charlton PE10-2. About Uncirculated. Ideal chocolate brown with lovely lustrous gloss on both sides. Smooth and pleasing, with just a few tiny natural planchet flaws on the reverse. A couple minor marks are present, couple specks of verdigris inside 9:00 on the reverse, excellent detail and eye appeal. Struck by Wright and Bale of New York for the Canadian market, this lightweight copper saw circulation in the far reaches of the United States as well. Though Lees-1 features the W. & B. N.Y. signature of Wright and Bale, Lees-2 lacks it -- but it does feature the same die work, including the American flag at the left side of the sailing vessel. The American flag is perfectly struck and easy to see with the naked eye on this one. More even and a bit sharper than the Boyd-Ford coin (at $763.75), though there are a couple more light marks. This type is generally seen well worn, and pieces this nice turn up infrequently. This would be a fine addition to a collection of Hard Times tokens or other Wright and Bale productions of the era.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 11012

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