Ireland, Cork Penny Token, 1659
Trade Tokens were privately issued in the 1600’s. A Farthing in those days would get you a boat ride across the Thames, if the Thames wasn't close by, it could probably buy you a pint of gin. Cheers!
These copper trade tokens are over 300 years old, they were of low value at the time so they were not all that well-struck most are Very Good or Fine condition. Here we present a Trade Token issued in Cork, Ireland, offered in Fine condition.