Encased farthing

Production date
Post 1909
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Object detail

Description
British 1909 farthing mounted in souvenir rim. Head side reads "KEEP ME AND YOU NEVER GO BROKE", obverse side reads "WITH GOOD LUCK FROM FRED KITCHEN". Also known as ringed farthings or lucky farthings.
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (COINS AND TOKENS) British Coins farthing
CH classification NUMISMATICS (COINS AND TOKENS) Tokens Advertising token
Production date
Post 1909
Production place
Measurements
Dia 38 x H 2 mm
Media/Materials description
Copper, aluminium.
Signature/Marks
WITH \ GOOD LUCK \ FROM \ FRED KITCHEN
KEEP ME \ AND YOU NEVER GO BROKE
EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA : BRITT : OMN : REX FID : DEF : IND : IMP
FARTHING \ 1908
History and use
This encased farthing is included in a collection of items owned by First World War veteran Edward Gilchrist Hope. The collection includes various personal items, some with bullet damage.

The collection also includes Hope's medals, including a DCM he was awarded for his actions near Peronne, France, on 29 August 1918: ”In the attack near Peronne on the 29th August, 1918, he rushed three enemy machine-gun positions single-handed, putting them out of action, and killing or capturing the crews. Later his company advanced through a heavy artillery barrage and suffered heavy casualties. Although wounded, he took up a position within 100 yards of the enemy and beat down their fire with his Lewis gun.”.
Registration number
N7310

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