Simonds, G (trade token collector)
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.
The objects are catalogued on the online database. Search using the phrase ‘trade tokens’