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Token: Great Britain J H Tooke Treason Trials  1794
Token: Great Britain J H Tooke Treason Trials 1794

The 'Radical Movement' in Great Britain started in the late 1700s in response to government repression both in Britain herself and in the American colonies. J. H. Tooke was one of several radicals tried for treason at the time, but was shortly acquitted. This token commemorates the 'Treason Trials' of 1794. Approximate catalog values run like this:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $85

The Wikipedia page lists other individuals tried. There were no convictions.

Coin: 20421 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: John C, Fri, 18-Dec-2015 18:37:05 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 19-Dec-2015 02:27:47 GMT
Requester description: 1794 the coin is 28mm in diameter. on the front there is a picture of a man i assume to be J.H.Tooke with the words 'tried for high treason' written around it. his name is underneath his picture and there is a small R just above his name. on the back the words 'acquitted by his jury counsel HON.T.ERSKINE V.GIBBS ESQ' are written in lines. the letter d in acquitted is barely vissible and the letter e at the end of Erskine looks like an f because the bottom bit is barely visible. thre is another small r after the ESQ in the final part. FRONT: TRIED FOR HIGH TREASON. J.H.TOOKE 1794. BACK: ACQUITTED BY HIS JURY COUNSEL HON.T.ERSKINE V.GIBBS BSQ
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