West Bromwich 1811 One Penny Token Coin
Crafted for use in the Black Country, this one penny token was a form of non-official currency for the everyday working class person to redeem in Oldbury, Tipton, Brierly or West Bromwich. The inscription on the obverse reads: "A POUND NOTE FOR 240 PAYABLE AT WEST BROMWICH BY WHITEHORSE & CO." This means that any person could visit Whitehorse & Co. in West Bromwich and hand over a one pound note in exchange for 240 of these tokens. They could then use them to spend on items such as food and clothing.
This piece is a wonderful quirky addition to any coin or medal collection and is dated 1811.
Coin measures 3.3cm diameter.
Please note this item is vintage and has been previously used, therefore may show character signs of wear & tear. We will always try to be as honest as possible in our descriptions so please read them carefully.