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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 52, December 24, 2006, Article 3

NEW BOOK: THE MINING AND RELATED TOKENS OF WEST CUMBERLAND, UK

The Whitehaven News of West Cumbria, UK published a brief notice
December 21st on a new book on the mining tokens of West Cumberland.

"These survivors of bygone times hark back to the days when coal
was carried to the ships by packhorse and tokens were the currency
of the coaltrade.

"Written by Cumbrian Michael Findlay, whose background is in the
world of fine art and antiques, this scholarly work provides a
window on the industrial past of our area.

"The token, issued by mine owners, was the currency of coal
transactions of the day and many were well designed and manufactured
(those of the Curwens, in 1775, were produced by the Royal Mint).

"The Mining and Related Tokens of West Cumberland by Michael Finlay
(signed edition limited to 500 copies) is available from Michael Moon,
price £50. A full review will appear in next week’s Whitehaven News."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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