Birmingham Workhouse Penny 1813


Birmingham Workhouse (Warwickshire) copper penny token dated 1813. Obverse: View of the workhouse: “BIRMINGHAM 1813 ONE PENNY”. Reverse: Shield: “ONE POUND NOTE FOR 240 TOKENS PAYABLE AT THE WORKHOUSE”. Centre grained (\\\\\) 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. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 402, Davis Warwickshire No: 42. Diameter 37.0mm. (↑↓) VF+. £35.00

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