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18th Century Halfpenny Trade Token. Very Good

Struck by the merchants at the time due to the shortage of official coinage.
£19.50

1977 Jubilee Lundy Set

1977 Jubilee Lundy Set comprising of a sheet of 6 stamps issued for local usage and a Puffin and Half Puffin coin based on the famous 1928 token issue of Martin Coles Harman.
£18.95

Birmingham Workhouse 6d Token, 1812. NEF

Warwickshire, Birmingham Workhouse 6d Token, 1812 (D22) Near Extremely Fine
£79.50

Edward VIII 'Prince of York', Victorian Whist Counter. B.UNC

Issued around 1897 as part of a series. Fantastic condition and scarce.
£24.50

Hampshire, Southampton, Taylor & Moody Halfpenny Token, 1791

Hampshire, Southampton, Taylor & Moody Halfpenny Token, 1791 Obverse: Helmeted bust to right Reverse: Shield of Arms, 1791 Edge: PAYABLE AT THE OFFICE OF W. TAYLOR R.V. MOODY & CO Uncirculated (D&H 89)
£95.00

Hop Pickers Token

Hop Pickers Token. The cultivation of hops was a popular industry and it employed labour for almost all the year. At the peak of the picking season many thousands of pickers were required and these mostly came from London’s East End for a “holiday” with work and pay and were known as “furiners”. Payment for picking was arranged using these hop-tokens mostly made from lead and white metal and produced by the local blacksmith. The number “1” shows the number of bushels picked and the initials “J S” are those of the issuer James Smith of Place Farm, Icklesham, Sussex. The tokens were passed as money between the pickers themselves, and were also accepted by the shops and inns in the locality, who were assured that the tokens would be redeemed later by the growers who issued them.
£5.95