Three Conder Tokens

by Marcus Milwright | Talking about art

What do a druid, a mythical king, and an eighteenth-century Engish actor have in common? This talk examines the phenomenon of Conder tokens, and explains what economic circumstances brought into being this unusual form of money.

Obverse faces of three copper halfpenny tokens.
From left to right: Parys Mining Company, Anglesey, 1791; Heath Ironmonger & Co., Bath, 1795; Sims, Middlesex, late eighteenth century.
Private collection, Victoria
Reverse faces of the same copper tokens.