Abolition commemorative token
A silver version of the'Am I not a Man and a Brother?' logo reproduced on a commemorative token. Token coinage was issued by traders and manufacturers to cope with a shortage of proper coins and often carried political messages as a way of spreading the word. The abolitionist logo was used on penny and halfpenny token coinage in the late 18th century.
The forced transportation and enslavement of over 11 million Africans to the plantations of the Caribbean and the Americans inspired...Read more...