Trade Token for Rothesay Cotton Mill

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Trade Token for Rothesay Cotton Mill

Trade tokens were issued in the early part of the 19th century at Rothesay Cotton Mills in payment of wages. Tokens such as these (worth one halfpenny) could be spent in the shop which was owned by the mill. Tokens such as these were legal tender until 1814.

At the time these tokens were in use, a child could be earning 1o pence a day and men three shillings a day.

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