SWEDEN brewery token (1880s-circa 1920?)


SWEDEN, token, no date (1880s-circa 1920?), Obverse: BRYGGERI AKTIE BOLAGET SVEA, 25 incuse in center, Reverse: arms, C.C. SPORRONG & CO STOCKHOLM, oval, brass, 31x25mm, cleaned VF

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My research seems to indicate that it was a brewing company, or a holding company that included a brewery.

A token is used like a coin but is not a coin. Rather, it stands for a coin without the value of the coin. Maybe its copper, but says its value is the same as a silver coin. Usually tokens were made privately, but sometimes governments got involved.

The word “exonumia” is used to describe all kinds of things that are “like” coins but are not coins. I wrote a blog post on that subject. Basic categories: 1. used like a coin but not issued by a national government, 2. looks like a coin but not made for spending, 3. other things that we are interested in.