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Token Gold Sheffield Half Guinea

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1812
Younge Wilsons & Younge
Yorkshire Token

George III gold token “10/6”.
Or Half Guinea, 1812.
A significant piece as a link between the Half Guinea and theHalf Sov.
This piece came from Sheffield (Yorkshire, Harmer D.37),
The major producing city of silvr city plate

The difference between a Bank Note and a Token is this : a Bank Note is a promissory note of a good and known trade ; a Token is a promissory note of A. B. at Birmingham, or C. D. at York or anybody, or nobody whom nobody knows, but everyone is taken upon trust. A Bank Note may be enforced by legal process; it is worth the law, and worth the carriage to the firm ; but if a labourer at the extreme of Yorkshire has a York Token, or perhaps a Birmingham or
Manchester Token, will it pay him to send it by post or travel with it to the place from which it was issued ?

" The simple mischief of all these tokens is this : they are bad money, an adulterated coin. They are made as matter of merchandise and profit, and of course the makers must have something beyond their intrinsic value."







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