token; trade 1 penny (Ireland)

Production date
1816
Description
Penny trade token. On the obverse is a bust of the Duke of Wellington (Arthur Richard Wellesley) with the words "WELLINGTON & ERIN GO BRAGH 1816". On the reverse is the crowned harp with "EDWD. STEPHENS DUBLIN".

These were minted by Edward Stephens at his private mint in Dublin. They were minted as substitute coins at a time when small change was scarce in the UK. Erin go Bragh is an anglicized version of Eire go Brach meaning Ireland forever.
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Production date
1816
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Signature & date
Embossed on the obverse is "WELLINGTON ERIN GO BRAGH" and on the reverse is "EDWD STEPHENS 1816"
Associated date
1916
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Accession number
1977-040-033

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