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Devonshire Tokens, Part III

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol 8 (1876), pp. 113-116.

by

H.S. Gill

Prepared by Michael Steer

From the 17th to the early 19th century in the British Isles and North America, Tokens were commonly issued by traders in times of acute shortage of coins of the realm to enable trading activities to proceed. The token was a pledge redeemable in goods but not necessarily for coins. These tokens never received official sanction from government but were accepted and circulated quite widely. Most tokens indicate the name of their issuer. Tokens would also normally indicate the trading establishment concerned, either by name or by picture. Most were round, but they are also found in square, heart or octagonal shapes. This paper, presented at the Association's July 1876 Ashburton meeting is the third in a series, following W Gill's (1873) book on the topic. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
 
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Beer, Mr A G 114
Bereld 115
Boyne, Mr 115-6
Broad, Ann 115
Broad, Edward 115
Broadbent, George 115
Collings, Arthur 114
Collings, William 114
Cotton, Mr W 113
Fryer, Jonathan 114
Geffery, Edward 115
Geffery, William 115
Hakens, Elizabeth (Hawkins) 114
Hall, John 114
James II 116
Matthews, Mr Henry 114-5
Moore, Mary (St Mary Major) 113
Oliver, Dr 113
Periam family 114
Periam, William (Bovey Tracey) 114
Popleston, William 114
Powell, Thomas 113
Pym, John 116
Seeley family 116
Seeley, Samuel 115-6
Smith, J R 115
Worth, Mr R N 115-6