British Copper Coins and Their Values 1965: Part II: Tokens edited by H. A. Seaby and Monica Bussell
This is the second part of a new priced catalogue of the minor coins and tokens of the British Isles struck in copper and other base metals.
It is hoped that this catalogue, compiled by various members of the staff of B. A. Seaby Ltd., will prove to be a useful guide to current values. In format it has been designed so that it will slip easily into the pocket.
Part II deals solely with the token coinage of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and certain British islands, dating from the 17th century and ending with the 19th. The list of seventeenth century issues is only a very small selection from a large series of over ten thousand different tokens issued between 1649 and 1672 by tradesmen and local authorities in nearly every town and large village in England and Ireland. A small number of Irish tokens appear during the years 1728-36, and then many tons of English tokens were issued between the years 1788-96 when the Mint was unable to cope with the demand for small change with great industrial expansion. During the Napoleonic Wars another spate of tokens, mainly issued by the heavy manufacturing industrial firms of the Midlands appeared in the years 1811-1815.