Britannia on Foreign Coins - Britannia Goes Travelling!

Author: Lawrence Chard - Chairman and CEO

Published: 9 Nov 2018

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2022


Britannia was used on small copper leptons of the Greek Island of Ionia, and also tokens from British Guiana...

We have already seen that Britannia, in the guise of a third farthing, took a holiday in Malta. She also surfaced in the Island of Ionia, near the birthplace of coins, in the form of a Lepton, another small bronze coin.


Britannia on an Ionian Islands One Lepton of 1857


Obverse of Ionian Lepton

During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, at the height of the British Empire, she paid visits to many foreign lands, sometimes in the form of tokens. 

There were half and stuiver tokens issued for (COLONIES OF ESSEQUEBO & DEMARARY TOKEN) British Guiana (now Guyana) dated 1813 Æ Stiver Token 33mm. 14.37g. Laureate and draped bust of George III left. PURE COPPER PREFERABLE TO PAPER Sage seated left on bale, holding olive sprig and caduceus. TRADE & NAVIGATION KM Tn3 Glossy brown surfaces.

An Australian penny token dated 1848, using the obverse of a Soho Mint penny of 1806?


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