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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.

 

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