Tower Hamlets Numismatics

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This site is intended both to show the range of numismatic items from the area and also to provide detailed listings for those who require more information.

Definitions

Tower Hamlets:
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets was created in 1965 by the merger of the former boroughs of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney.
Numismatics:
The collection and study of money (and coins in particular)
Coinage:
Small pieces of metal, usually, flat and circular, again usually, authorized by a government for use as money.
Tokens:
Coin like objects exchangeable for goods or services but not authorised (some rare exceptions) by a government for use as money.
Medals:
A flat piece of metal (not always) stamped with a design or an inscription commemorating an event or a person, often given as an award.

version 2.07 - Last updated November 10, 2016