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Tunstead & Happing 1812

$49

Tunstead and Happing Penny Token 1812.

SKU: 1738 Category:

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19TH CENTURY TRADE TOKEN.

Tunstead & Happing (Norfolk).

The Corporation House (Workhouse), 1812. (Galata. 1140).

Obverse, aVF, reverse, some old dents.

35mm diameter, 22.32g.

The Tunstead Incorporation was one of the workhouses to issue its own coinage in the form of workhouse tokens in the early 1800s when there was a national shortage of copper coins. The tokens could be spent locally to buy bread and other basic commodities.

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