Is this a token?

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TheCodnorDetectorist
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Hi all.

Just dug this out. It's the size of a Georgian halfpenny, roughly the same thickness.

However it isnt a Georgian halfpenny. On the obverse there is a faded bust looking right. The legend above it reads 'Newspaper' and below it reads 'Lloyd's.' There is other writing, but I cannot make it out.

On the reverse it reads around the edge '3D Post Free Newspaper Lloyd's.'

Any idea guys?

Thanks in advance.
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Blackadder43
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A quick search came back with his:
Looks like it was some sort of advertising coin

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... f700b99a1b
antique Victorian token for Lloyds Weekly Newspaper
Circa 1850 ish give or take 5 years either side :thumbsup:
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I'm still none the wiser!! 😂
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TheCodnorDetectorist wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:08 pm I'm still none the wiser!! 😂
I added to it as an edit
Yes its a token, its an advertising token for Loyds newspapers and dates around 1850 ish give or take 5 years either side :thumbsup:
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Well that`s different.
Good ID by Mr B :clapping:
Bit more info,
https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/items/71616
Amazing what we find and can then find out.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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A great unusual find. :thumbsup:
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Thanks everyone!
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