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Mackie (L-145)

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Title Mackie (L-145)
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Description (James Mackie Tool / Pay Token 34mm). This is an extremely unusual form of political expression. The substrate is a tool / pay token .issued by the staunchly Loyalist company of James Mackie & Sons of Belfast, likely during the 1970s. The check, #5211, is stamped on the face of the token along with 4 dots. The meaning of the dots are unknown to me. On the otherwise blank reverse, an English 3p coin (series 1953 ? 1967) has been struck on it obverse down leaving a distorted image of the coin. Though difficult to decipher, I believe it was done to ?mark? a worker's loyalty to the Crown. Mackie's was a well known source of thousands of counterstamped coins issued during the Troubles., all supporting the Loyalist cause. Purchased from Mark Henderson, Belfast, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. (Mr. 16, 2020) ($10).

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