19th Century Copper Tokens

19th Century Copper Tokens

Between 1807 and 1821, no regal copper coins were struck resulting in a shortage of small change. This caused major problems, particularly in the growing industrial cities of the Midlands and north of England. For a period of 4 years, between 1811 and 1815, numerous factories, tradespeople and even workhouses issued tokens. The images depicted are generally of an industrial nature, showing factories and machinery, thus giving us a visual picture of the growing expansion of the machine age. They are particularly difficult to find in high grade.

Ref: W= British Copper Tokens 1811-1820 by P&B Withers

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Birmingham Bradford Street Mills Thomas Gibson Penny 1812
33mm copper penny token issued by Thomas Gibson 1812. View of Bradford Street Mills. ..
£90.00
Channlel Islands,Jersey Bank Penny 1813
Copper 35mm Bust of George III.Rev.Commerce. Issued by Amiraux and Co. W2039 Very fine a..
£795.00