In 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee 1952-1977. She visited
Lundy and a souvenir sheet was issued to honour that event. We have been offering
that souvenir sheet with the two coin-tokens of a Puffin and a Half Puffin. Based on
the first Lundy coin-tokens issued in 1929. At that time the Government took umbrage
and the man who made them had to go to court.
Many of our collectors want the coin-tokens, but do not want the souvenir sheet.
They are struck in copper and are in brilliant Proof condition. Well worth adding to your collection, after all how
many Lundy issues have there been?
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.