Melrose Tea Trade Token Circa 1800

In the late 1700s/early 1800s Melrose Tea issued trade tokens in the UK. You can see one such token below.   This is a copper farthing issued by Andrew Melrose.

On the back, you can see a tea canister and sugar loaf. Around the token in the text “Genuine Teas Direct from the India House.  This coin was sold by a coin dealer but you can read more about it at the National Museum of Scotland.

 

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