British Silver Shilling Token
Because of the shortage of small change in 1811-1812 merchants issued silver tokens with
the denominations of Sixpences and Shillings. To be honest these private tokens are not
only more interesting than the normal coins that would have been struck. But, they are much
scarcer and more difficult to find than the coins.
The designs vary and you might well find one from a locality that means something to
you, but that I cannot guarantee. It has been sometime since we last had these scarce tokens; when we did offer them, they quickly sold out.
These Sterling Silver Shilling tokens are in Very Fine
condition and well worth having.