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Barbados: Moses Tolanto unredeemed Farthing ND, in copper; size: 21.75mm; weight: 4.5g. Obv.: bale with initials "M.T" at top; legend around "Moses Tolanto Barbados". Rev.: barrel
Item code: 0130636

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Sales price $650.00
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Barbados: Moses Tolanto unredeemed Farthing ND, in copper; size: 21.75mm; weight: 4.5g. Obv.: bale with initials "M.T" at top; legend around "Moses Tolanto Barbados". Rev.: barrel at center w/ initials "MT" at top; legend around "Freedom Without Slavery "; rosette at base. Lacking slash-marks, this is a scarce example of an unredeemed token. Moses Tolano (1814-1852; surname misspelled on token) was a Sephardic Jew operating the business on 33 Swan Street, Bridgetown; he issued these tokens for redemption at his shop at the time of emancipation (1834). In EF; Pridmore 28, Atkins-14 p.314.