Trade token (reverse), of Alloa Colliery, Clackmannanshire

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Postcard of Trade token (reverse), of Alloa Colliery, Clackmannanshire.
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Trade token (reverse), of Alloa Colliery, Clackmannanshire

This is the reverse of a copper five shilling trade token of Alloa Colliery in Clackmannanshire. Originally a Mexican 8 real coin of 1794, the coin was counter-stamped and reissued as a token.

Trade token of Alloa Colliery, countermarked on a copper counterfeit of a Mexico 8 real of 1794

To make up for the shortage of official coinage, foreign coins were counter-stamped and reissued.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-211-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1960.37
Date: 18th/19th century
Material: Inscription: PAYABLE AT ALLOA COLLIERY / 5/-
Dimensions: 39 mm Dia
What: Trade token / coin, counterfeit
Subject: Trade tokens
Who: Alloa Colliery (Issuer)
Lingford Collection (Previous owner)
Paget Collection (Previous owner)
Schulman (Sale Lot 305 $22)
Where: Mexico
Scotland, Clackmannanshire, Alloa
  • Davis, 67 
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