GREAT BRITAIN Yorkshire Keighley Countermarked "GR" & "KEIGHLEY" Withers 807




Collections: Tokens, World Tokens

Product type: Token

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



GREAT BRITAIN Yorkshire Keighley Countermarked "GR" & "KEIGHLEY" 25.01 grams (Withers 807) on a 1812 Birmingham & South Wales penny

Regarding the initials "GR", in their book, British Copper Tokens 1811 - 1820, Paul and Bente Withers, mentions that Davis included them in his book as, "they were issued by the Keighley Overssers, to pay the paupers in 1818, which view was echoed by J. R. S. Whiting (Trade Tokens - A Social and Economic History, p172). That the initials are significant cannot now be doubted as they turn up with such regularity and similarity that they cannot be other than planned issues and must have been made in some quantity"