Simonds, G (trade token collector)

Date: around 1755 - 1800Extent: 91
trade token from Simonds collection of trade tokens
Trade token, MERL 57/257

Mrs Simonds of Farley Hill, Berkshire, collected trade tokens. In the late eighteenth century merchants often issued these stamped metal discs. The tokens were traded during shortages of coins of small denominations. They were stamped with mottoes and pictures as they were also used for advertising purposes.

The collection contains tokens issued in England, Scotland and Wales.

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