Knockmahon Mines (Waterford) Cardboard Tokens 1861

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Knockmahon Mines (Waterford) Cardboard Tokens 1861

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Cardboard tokens were issued by the Mining Company of Ireland at Knockmahon Mines, County Waterford, in 1861. Due to a shortage of coinage, these tokens were issued to pay their workers. It is interesting to note that the Mayfield Factory of Malcomson Brothers, who also issued tokens to their workers at this time, was located just 10 miles north of these mines.

Tokens for 6 pence, 1 shilling and a half crown are known. Here is an example of the 1 shilling token, which is numbered and signed.
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