A copper token is a small brass or copper metal container filled with air or water, and sometimes containing a coin. Sometimes they are called a “shaker”. They were originally made to be used as part of a drinking vessel, but they have developed a life of their own since then. In fact, the humble copper token has become so much more than just a drinking tool, it has become a trade show souvenir, a talking point of the day, or a conversation piece at cocktail parties!
There are two common varieties of copper tokens:
- 1. the halfpenny token
- 2. the penny token.
The halfpenny token is normally less valuable than the penny because it is usually less than one cent in value. It can be a real attention getter when guests walk into the room and see a beautiful engraved or hand-painted token in the center of a gold colored tin can. The copper halfpenny token was created in the United States in about 1806 and was probably first used in England.
You don’t need a history lesson to realize that the penny is often thought of as nothing more than an old-fashioned penny, but the halfpenny token was created as a reminder of earlier times. One halfpenny token was equal to about one fifth of a penny. Of course today it is impossible to know how far money has fallen in price, but the meaning behind the halfpenny token is quite clear. It reminds us of days gone by!
The Styles of the Black King Token
Today there are a number of styles of the black king token, including the American standard, which depicts a black king figure on a shield with a knight chasing a black queen on his white horse. Some collectors have a passion for the German style, which features black queen figures on red shields with black knights chasing them. Still other collectors are drawn to the original Irish black king token which depicts two black figures on either side of a white ring, with a crown above.
The copper token is a type of currency that was used in Ireland from the 17th to the 20th century. It consisted of copper coins with a hole at one end and an image on top, usually depicting a black king on horseback. These tokens were found in many different shapes, sizes and designs for centuries before they went out of circulation in 2002. The Irish copper tokens were eventually replaced by euro coinage after Ireland joined the European Union in 1973. This blog post will examine three styles of copper tokens: American standard, German style and original Irish design
When you look at the black king token or the Irish black castle token, they have a certain characteristic. All of these pieces are made from bronze or copper. But how was it possible for some poorly made pieces to be included in a popular coin collection? It has to do with the production process. Bad pieces were stamped out in mass quantities and then sold to eager buyers. Often they would be made from copper and a layer of yellowed cloth was put over the artwork.
This can make for an interesting conversation piece, but the real beauty is the symbolism within the coin. The black queen token usually has a harp poem written around the edge of the coin. On the reverse of the coin is aoglyphic phrase that translates to “in token of friendship and goodwill”. And finally, there is a seal or hologram that has a Celtic ring, a harp, and a Celtic cross on it. This is important because a Celtic ring, a harp, and a Celtic cross all have a very deep and significant meaning in the Irish culture.
The most common way to collect these coins is through completing a collection of jewellery or through finding complete opticording sphere tokens. When you buy one of these jewellery items, you will need to complete a collection first. After which, you will need to go to an internet site that offers you the chance to purchase an Irish black queen token, an Irish black castle token, an Irish black king token, or any other type of Irish coin that you want to add to your collection. You can complete this by going through each site and purchasing one item at a time until you have all the items you need.
An Irish black queen coin can make a great Christmas present bag because they are beautiful to look at and beautiful to hold. When you combine a beautiful coin with a colourful fireworks rocket, you will have the perfect holiday gift. If you purchase these coins, you can also use them as the centre piece of a nice personalised Christmas present bag, which will show everyone just how much thought you have put into the gift.