1969 Norwich district historical society museum

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1969 Norwich district historical society museum

Post by NICKEL-TRADER » Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:38 pm

Hi, can anyone shed some light on this coin, it has approximately the same specifications in weight and size of the 1992 - 2002, 2005 - 2008 sterling silver dollars and the only info I can find is on the Canadian government collections site that says this is a silver token. The token is 36mm across just under 3mm thick and weighs 26.33 grams on my inexpensive scale. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck is this a duck? Thank you for this forum. Keith

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Re: 1969 Norwich district historical society museum

Post by coinguy » Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:07 pm

Is this the token with the meeting house on the reverse?
Pictures would probably help.

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Re: 1969 Norwich district historical society museum

Post by NICKEL-TRADER » Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:27 am

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Re: 1969 Norwich district historical society museum

Post by NICKEL-TRADER » Fri Dec 16, 2022 11:42 pm

Just a update, I emailed Norwich museum to get some back ground on this token and Mathew Lloyd the Norwich museum society curator got back to me and this was his reply.
From: "Norwich and District Historical Society" <norwichdhs@execulink.com>
Date: December 3, 2022 at 12:49:48 PM PST
To: <klwatson57@gmail.com>
Subject: Norwich Historical Society Medallion
Good morning,

Regarding the 1969 souvenir token: according to the minutes of the Annual Meeting, April 29, 1969, the plan was to strike 5,000 nickel-silver blend medallions. The decision to go ahead was made June 3rd, 1969, and they were ready by August 21st. We still have some remaining at the Museum.

Please let me know if I can provide any more information – unfortunately, we have no record for the precise composition of the silver/nickel mix.

All the best,
Matthew

Matthew Lloyd (he/him)
Curatorial Administrator | Norwich & District Museum
(519) 863-3101
89 Stover Street North, Norwich ON, N0J 1P0

There you have it. its a duck of what variety I'm still not sure LOL. I wouldn't pass one up if you see it for $4.

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Re: 1969 Norwich district historical society museum

Post by TBH » Sat Dec 17, 2022 3:23 pm

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck is this a duck?
Nickel-silver aka German silver actually contains no silver.
It is an alloy of nickel , copper, and zinc.

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Re: 1969 Norwich district historical society museum

Post by NICKEL-TRADER » Sun Dec 18, 2022 1:01 am

Nickel is a ferromagnetic material and magnetic. So, German silver (called also: nickel silver, argentan) is magnetic.
The Norwich token is non magnetic. So far all sources refer to this token as silver and the weight and specifications are identical to sterling coins of the same specifications and yet it has no signs of tarnish it is in a 2x2. So now my only solution to satisfy my curiosity would be to have it tested probably ruining the token (no big deal) and costing probably far more then it is worth, I believe its greatest value is that it rekindled my enjoyment of the hobby and has got me once again going through my collection for that next over looked coin that could reveal more then what previously met the eye.

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Re: 1969 Norwich district historical society museum

Post by TBH » Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:11 am

Nickel-silver aka German silver is non magnetic.

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Re: 1969 Norwich district historical society museum

Post by NICKEL-TRADER » Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:08 pm

Thanks TDH, your assessment of nickel silver makes perfect sense to me now, the canadian goverment collections site lead me willingly down the garden path. Hopefully I'm a little wiser now.

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