Jump to content

British satirical trade token

Recommended Posts

Copper, London Penny Trade Token 1800, obverse - man's head with possession written on a headband trying to swallow the world with devil in his head gathering up wheat, THE UNCHARITABLE MONOPOLIZER, WILL STARVE THE POOR, TAKE NOT WHAT WAS MADE FOR ALL, MORE WAREHOUSE ROOM WHEAT IS BUT 22 SHILLING A BUSHEL, reverse open hands dropping coins, THE CHARITABLE HAND, COME ALL YE DISTRESSED, WELL DONE. (There is also a later copy made of white metal: I have both).


This is an amazing image from 1800 with an image that is worthy of the great caricaturists like James Gillray.




Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...