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19th Century Reworked Shilling, Free Trade Movement

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965N4
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1816 - 1816


People have been abusing coins in one way or another since virtually the time that they were invented. This particularly splendid example dates to the nineteenth century. An English silver shilling of 1816 has been engraved on one side with a scene showing a pickpocket ('A Free Trader') in action.

Presented by J B Bishop.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:Georgian
Denomination:1s - one shilling
Currency:Great Britain
Place of Origin:England

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Diameter:23 mm