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Queens Shilling – Personalised Service Coin

Queens Shilling – Personalised Service Coin

£19.99

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Did you take the ‘Queens Shilling?  These personalised 50mm solid brass or solid copper coins can be personalised with your service details and cap badge, along with the date on the ‘Shilling side’ being the same year as enlistment.

A truly unique presentation gift like no other, they come complete in a blue display box.

The King’s shilling, sometimes called the Queen’s shilling when the Sovereign is female, is a historical slang term referring to the earnest payment of one shilling given to recruits to the Armed forces of the United Kingdom in the 18th and 19th centuries, although the practice dates back to the end of the English Civil War. To “take the King’s shilling” was to agree to serve as a sailor or soldier in the Royal Navy or the British Army. It is closely related to the act of impressment and taking the Oath of Allegiance.

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Weight .04 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × .3 cm

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