Manchester Token

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Date:1845

Description:

Manchester token, 1845

Diameter 16mm

The obverse features the inscription 'FREE TRADE HALL MANCHESTER 1845'. There is an ear of corn on either side. The reverse features a bundle of corn and the inscription 'NATIONAL ANTI CORN LAW LEAGUE'. The Corn Law was a hugely unpopular bill regulating the trade in grain and was repealed in 1846.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M995.1926.124 (66/16642)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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