1825, Jamaica (British Colony). Scarce Copper Penny Token Coin. VF
Mint Year: 1825 Reference: Pridmore 130, Lyall 147. Condition: Numerous circulation-marks and some wear, otherwise VF. Denominations: Penny Token - issued to Facilitate Trade in the British Colonies Material: Copper Diameter: 28mm Weight: 9.52gm
Obverse: Bust of (George IV?) left. Legend: BRITISH COLONIES
Reverse: Togate Britannia seated on a package of trade goods and holding spray in right hand. Date (1825) below. Legend: TO FACILITATE TRADE
Jamaica was an English colony from 1655 (when it was captured by the English from Spain) or 1670 (when Spain formally ceded Jamaica to the English), and a British Colony from 1707 until 1962, when it became independent. Jamaica became a Crown colony in 1866.
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