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King's Shilling

Schools Waterloo 200

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This large silver coin is the notorious ‘King’s Shilling’ (or ‘Queen’s Shilling’, depending on the monarch). It was a symbol of recruitment in to the British Army at the time of Waterloo.

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Thanks to the Private Collection (Mick Crumplin)

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