1837 "to Hanover" token

6th January 2015

We often get enquiries from people selling coins, who ask our experts advice about unusual items in coin collections. A common enquiry is about a gold coloured gaming token inscribed “TO HANOVER”.

At the time, the British Royal family were also Kings of Hanover, but Salic law did not allow a woman to ascend the throne, so when William IV died in 1837 Ernst August the Duke of Cumberland, Victoria’s unpopular uncle, ascended the Hanover throne.

These gaming tokens imitating the design of a gold sovereign celebrate/commemorate his departure. These tokens were produced in vast numbers and have only a nominal value.

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