Birmingham Workhouse Silver Shilling 1811

Birmingham Workhouse (Warwickshire) silver shilling token dated 1811. Obverse: View of the workhouse with legend: “BIRMINGHAM TOKEN 1811 ONE SHILLING”. Reverse: Shield with legend: “ONE POUND NOTE FOR 20 TOKENS PAYABLE AT THE WORKHOUSE”. Diagonally milled edge (/////). The Birmingham Workhouse for the Overseers of the Poor was located in Lichfield Street, Birmingham and accommodated 600 paupers and children at its peak. Reasonable collectable condition, see photograph.

Dalton Warwickshire No: 11. Diameter 24.7mm. (↑↑) F+. £35.00

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