1800 Middlesex Christ's Hospital Half-Penny Housey-money Token

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Product type: Coins & Paper Money Exonumia Tokens: Other

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Tags: 18th Century, British, Hospital, Middlesex, Token, United Kingdom

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1800 Middlesex Christ's Hospital Half-Penny Housey-money Token
Struck for use by the boys at the hospital because it was illegal for them to make purchases outside of the gates or to possess current coinage. These coins were known as “Housey-money”