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Mar 24, 2017

DIY money on Anglesey

A national shortage of small coins in the 18th century was no problem for one Anglesey company - which simply minted its own currency. The coins were accepted in London ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

and other places far from the island. The raw material for the coins came from the company's copper mine near Amlwch. Each coin featured the hooded head of a druid. Six of the coins are on display at Dylan's Restaurant in Menai Bridge. To see photos of them and read more about their origins, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes outside the entrance to Dylan's or on the window sill beside the coins. Or click here