Isle of Man, Penny Token 1830 About Very Fine

These very interesting tokens, although dated 1830, depict the portrait of King George III of Great Britain instead of the monarch at that time, King George IV. They were issued by both John Caine and two members of his family, John McTurk and a Mr. Carter originating from Castletown, so they became known as ‘McTurk’, ‘Caine’ and ‘Carter’ tokens. They were issued, as with most token coinage, during a period of chaos when there was a desperate shortage of small copper change available, as was the case on the island at the time with no legal currency having been struck since the 1813 issue. They grade About Very Fine but limited availability.
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