Council pays for coining it
Tuesday 03 December 1996
Isle of Wight Council, which had 12,000 tokens minted last year to raise funds for charity, and Pobjoy Mint of Sutton, Surrey, were given an absolute discharge by a stipendiary magistrate in Newport. The Treasury said the tokens breached a coinage law originally introduced in 1812 because they displayed a pounds 2 value.
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