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Christ's Hospital London penny 1800, D&H 13


Middlesex, Christ's Hospital 1800 penny:
Obv: A monogram cypher: CH, solid letters, 1800 below, beaded border.
Rev: PENNY in the centre with a sprig above and below, beaded border.
Finer work type, thin flan. Edge: Plain. D&H 13

These, were struck for the sole use of the boys of Christ's Hospital, and were known as "Housey-money." It was illegal for boys to make purchases outside the gates, or to retain possession of current coin; it was changed by one of the beadles.

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