Token, Staffordshire

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Date:1811

Description:Copper Staffordshire one penny token.

Token coins such as this were issued by businesses and other organisations when official coinage was in short supply. In theory, tokens would circulate only where their issuer was known or trusted, but in practice trade tokens were circulated widely and used in exactly the same way as official coinage. There was an upsurge in the production of token coinage between 1787 and 1803 as the rapid industrialization of Britain and later the effect of the Napoleonic Wars led to shortages of small denominations. Token coinage from this period is usually of a high quality.


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1810s
Token, Staffordshire
Token, Staffordshire

Staffordshire one penny token. This token was originally produced by John Williams ...

1880s
Golden Jubilee commemorative medal, Stafford
Golden Jubilee commemorative medal, Stafford

White metal medallion commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Obverse: ...

1910s
Hose cart with Firemen, Stafford Fire Service
Hose cart with Firemen, Stafford Fire Service

With the hose cart are Corporal J. Thorpe (left) and Thomas Edwin Haywood (1886-1958) ...

1950s
Polish Ex-Combatants Association, Stafford
Polish Ex-Combatants Association, Stafford

Members of the Stafford branch of the Polish Ex-combatants Association celebrating ...

1970s
Link charity van, Stafford
Link charity van, Stafford

A Morris van decorated with 'Link' logo, registration number VNF153. This van was ...

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Donor ref:66.136.0063 (37/32953)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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