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Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« on: August 01, 2017, 02:16:21 PM »
Hedley Young & Co. Blyth one penny uniface brass 31mm

The prestigious Hedley Young & Co department store, pictured here in 1959.

Once the grandest and largest shops in Blyth, Hedley Young & Co opened in 1896 and the one stop shop was a key part of life in Blyth for many years and penny tokens from the shop are still popular collectors items.
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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 04:41:18 AM »
Curiously I found another penny that is in thin bracteate copper
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Re: Hedley Young & Co. Blyth
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 11:36:59 AM »
In war times, copper prices would shoot up. Maybe Hedley Young decided to save on weight, rather than use zinc?

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