Item #7272 A BILL TO PREVENT THE ISSUING AND CIRCULATING OF PIECES OF COPPER, OR OTHER METAL, USUALLY CALLED TOKENS. British Government.

A BILL TO PREVENT THE ISSUING AND CIRCULATING OF PIECES OF COPPER, OR OTHER METAL, USUALLY CALLED TOKENS.

(London): Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 15 May 1816. Folio, self-covered. 5, (1) pages. Printed on fine paper with a Britannia watermark. Hand-written cumulative pagination. Fine. Item #7272

The House of Commons Bill of the June 1817 British Parliamentary Act that made the manufacture, distribution or circulation of tokens intended to pass for currency illegal. Given the degree to which tokens had passed for money during much of the previous century, this Bill is of considerable importance.

Price: $130.00

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