The Yeomanry

Coin 1799

In the late 18th century the Royal Mint was not making enough low value coins, halfpennies and pennies, to satisfy the growing demand for small change. To fill the gap many towns, cities, manufacturers and even private people issued their own token coins. This penny was produced in 1799 by Thomas Welch, a member of the Warwickshire Yeomanry. The other side is inscribed: PROMISSORY PENNY TOKEN ISSUED BY THOMAS WELCH SECOND TROOP 1799

Warwickshire Yeomanry


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