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    • jtryka's 1836 capped bust lettered edge half dollar
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jtryka's 1836 capped bust lettered edge half dollar

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ccg's 1812 1 Shilling 6 Pence, England

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From the late 1790s until the new George III coinage of 1816, the British Isles suffered from a lack of silver coinage as virtually none had been struck since 1787. To fill this need, the Bank of England issued silver tokens in the denominations of 5 shillings, 3 shillings, and 1 1/2 shillings (18 pence) to help fill the gap. Private silver tokens also circulated.

ccg 1812 1 Shilling 6 Pence

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Token -- very interesting history there. The half is beautiful as well but the 1 shilling 6 pence denomination makes it even more unusual.

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