Now wait a minute. Britannia is supposed to be a girl! The portrait on this token is not very flattering if, in fact, it is supposed to be Britannia herself. Perhaps the portrait shows an ancient Roman worker making coins using the old hammer and die method. These tokens come from the British Royal Mint, so a non-girl coin maker is a good bet.
There are several variation of these tokens with the BRITANNIA MONETA inscription. Moneta was an ancient Roman goddess whose name engendered several English words, including 'money.' The reverse side of these tokens can show several different patterns (see to left). The one in our main picture (at top) comes from respected eBay seller mikeworldcoins in the UK, where it sold in a recent auction for 33 British pounds, about $54 US dollars.
Checking auction prices from top-drawer sellers, these tokens are valuable. If you have a token in decent condition with no problems such as scratches, stains, cleanings, or gouges, you have a valuable piece. Here are some very approximate catalog values for all these tokens, regardless of the pattern on the reverse:
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $200
The bronze token with the Star of David dated 1927 is a more rare specimen. The steel and nickel versions are more common.
With such wide variation in value possible, it is best to take your token to a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.
CoinQuest thanks MikeWorldCoins for use of his coin photo. It is a nice one!