King William’s College, Isle of Man 6d Token

These interesting tokens originate from King William’s College, Castletown, Isle of Man. They were issued weekly by housemasters as part of pocket money which could be used in the school tuck shop. Three denominations are known to exist, a halfpenny in copper, a penny in brass and a sixpence in aluminium. They are all the same design, showing K.W.C. on the obverse and the denomination within a wreath of oak leaves and acorns on the reverse. Known by the boys as “phoney dough”, the period of use was from 1937-1952. The main reason for their introduction was to prevent boys spending their money at places other than the school tuck shop. The idea being that any profi ts should be routed back for the boys’ benefit.
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