Rare Birmingham Workhouse Silvered Brass Two Shillings 1788 with W Countermark
Rare Birmingham Workhouse (Warwickshire)
silvered brass Conder two shillings token dated 1788. These were two
shillings and sixpence with the sixpence purposefully obliterated and
given a "W" countermark. Obverse: Charity giving alms to a crippled
beggar who has a boy in rags by his side, while Charity's left arm is
around a naked child with "W" countermark below. Reverse: A cypher of "BWH"
(Birmingham Work House) in script with legend: "TWO SHILLINGS
D&H Warwickshire No: 1. Diameter 36mm. VF+. £130.00
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