Tunstead & Happing Workhouse Halfpenny 1812


Tunstead & Happing (Norfolk) copper halfpenny token dated 1812. Obverse: Legend on three lines in centre and within border round periphery: “TUNSTEAD & HAPPING HALF PENNY TOKEN 1812”. Reverse: A wheat sheaf with legend: “PAYABLE AT THE CORPORATION HOUSE”. Centre grained edge (\\\\\). Tunstead and Happing were separate towns sharing same Corporation House which served as a workhouse for the poor of both areas. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 1141, Davis Norfolk No: 30. Diameter 30.5mm. (↑) F+. £15.00

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