Royal Arsenal Co-op tokens

Description

A group of two, circular tokens, injection moulded in polystyrene (PS). '£1' is moulded into the top face of the red token with 'Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society Limited' in the reverse. The green token has '£+C12132 Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society Limited' moulded into the top face and 'Royal Arsenal Co-op Society Ltd. p 2' moulded into the reverse. Issued by the Royal Arsenal Co-op Society (RACS) based at Woolwich, south London, taking its name from the munitions factory. The RACS ran a variety of services including food shops (with deliveries), chemists, hairdressers, removals, undertakers, insurance and savings clubs. Members were paid a dividend at the end of the year from any profits made by the society. Plastics tokens were in use post WWI, these examples likely date circa 1970s. The dimensions listed are for the largest token in the group.
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Inscriptions

moulded: "£1" (obverse red token)
"Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society Limited" (reverse red token)

Object number

AIBDC : 009320

Date

1970 - 1979 (circa)

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Dimensions
Depth
2mm
Diameter
24mm

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