I wasn't planning on making another blog today, but I received a Civil War token (CWT) as change today so I had to share this cool find!
Hi everyone. Well this is Black History Month. I picked up this token to show you we were not the only ones involved with hate. This is a British conder token which says it all. The obverse has a chained man kneeling saying Am I Not A Man and a Brother. The reverse states May Slavery and oppression cease Throughout The World. Now this token was made in the 1700's. But don't be fooled. The Brutish transported over three million People of Color between 1700 and 1810. That's when it was abolished. Between 1787 and 1807 there was a period of revolt against this practice. When it was abolished I must give them credit. They sent there ships to patrol the west coast of Africa looking for ships carrying slaves. They were fined 100 pounds for each one the ship carried. If they resisted they were sunk. The slaves were saved as many as they could. There was great resistance to this. Today if you were to ask a British subject about slavery they know more about what went on in the colonies. That's a new one. There were several tokens concerning this important subject. I will not describe them they could be disturbing. The token below and the one I found are enough to show you how alot of people felt. They were against it. I could not find the maker of this wonderful token of a man. A man asking a very simple question. The problem still goes on and has to stop. People don't say it but they think it. It's revolting. In this day and age to have these problems makes me sick. I own this token to remind me of man's inhumanity to man. We should all get along why not give it a chance it works. I hope you understand how people felt about this horrific practice and what they did about it. To me a couple of hundred years to late. By the way I found the maker of the token a great die sinker..William Lutwyche at the Soho mint and Roger Dixon. I am also upset February is almost over and this was the only blog for Black History Month. Mike