These crownsized aluminium pieces were used in Las Vegas, Nevada some 40-50 years ago. They were issued by the Hacienda Hotel Casino & Camperland. They were used by the ‘house’ when things were slow, a member of staff would sit down and play with these, in order to get things moving. They have a picture of the hotel which was demolished years ago on one side Free Play Token on the otherside. They have been used but we would grade them Extremely Fine. We believe these are quite difficult to get these days...
Trade Tokens were privately issued in the 1600’s. A Farthing in those days would get you a boat ride across the Thames, if the Thames wasn't close by, it could probably buy you a pint of gin. Cheers! These copper Trade Tokens are over 300 years old, they were of low value at the time so they were not all that well-struck most are Very Good or Fine condition. Here we present a Trade Token issued in Dublin, Ireland by Mic Wilson, offered in Fine condition.
These porcelain tokens were made in Thailand during the Bangkok Dynasty (1782-1809). They were made and issued by the gambling houses or Hongs in Bangkok for use in their gambling establishments. They are coloured and each house had different tokens, to distinguish one from another. Because of a shortage of silver coins, these porcelain gambling tokens actually circulated as money in everyday usage. I understand that they circulated as late as the 1870’s. These porcelain tokens from Thailand are now over 200 years old, there are a number of different types. We can supply one or more for just £17.50 a token and remember what other 200 year old porcelain can you get for this little money?
We bought a small group of 17th Century Farthing tokens in copper a while ago and we have started listing them by place of issue. Here we present the Dublin Token in VG condition. The price is most reasonable given it is now over 300 years old! Remember, in the 17th Century a farthing would have paid for your boat crossing of the River Thames.