Token: Great Britain Birmingham One Penny (The Workhouse)  1812
Token: Great Britain Birmingham One Penny (The Workhouse) 1812

CoinQuest thanks ABC Coins and Tokens in Alnwick, UK for the picture of this neat trade token. ABC has it on sale for 45 British pounds, about $75 US dollars. That is a good price. I've seen them on the Internet in worse shape selling for more.

The Birmingham Workhouse for the Overseers of the Poor was located in Lichfield Street, Birmingham. It accommodated 600 paupers and children at its peak.

This token is difficult to find in decent shape. Approximate catalog values run like this:

worn: $35 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $280

Apply the concepts on our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 13469 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: lyn, Tue, 01-Jan-2013 19:26:35 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 04-May-2013 12:58:10 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 18-Dec-2014 22:07:41 GMT
Requester description: 1812 birmingham one penny 1812 -a workhouse building one poundnote for 240 tokens -a shield payable at the workhouse
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