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Penny token by William Booth (obverse)

 

Penny token by William Booth (obverse)

1811

This penny token was manufactured by William Booth, the notorious forger. He moved to Perry Barr in the early eighteenth century and produced tokens such as these as a cover for his forging activities.

Various other material relating to Booth is available on this site by searching under Booth.

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Related Themes:
1801 - 1836 (Late Georgian period & the Industrial Revolution)
Booth, William
Coins and Minting
Perry Barr

Image courtesy of: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

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Image Credits:

Donor Ref: ' Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 1979 N40  (16/5150)'
Source: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
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