Petition concerning farthing tokens

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing an 18th century transcript of a petition headed 'The particulars examined and proved concerning the grievances by farthing tokens', [1644], complaining that the patentees, in order to circulate their farthings, allowed one shilling over in twenty to those who came to buy them, and small trades people, taking most of their payments in farthings, thus sustained a loss.

Administrative / Biographical History

A number of petitions on the subject of the farthing tokens were presented to the House of Commons in 1643 and 1644.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folio. Bound in half-morocco.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.


See Rogers Ruding, Annals of the Coinage of Britain and its dependencies; from the earliest period to the end of the fiftieth year of the reign of his present Majesty (Nichols, Son, and Bentley: London, 1817-19).

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