The Amicable Society, Instituted 1696
The Amicable Society, Instituted 1696, silver ticket, , two hands clasped under the Royal Crown, rev. a building, AMICABLE CONTRIBUTIONSHIP, 39 mm (MI 155/422; DW 102/7). Extremely fine and very rare, especially in silver. £Sold
These medals and certain varieties were issued to commemorate the establishment of the first company for the insurance of houses against loss by fire. It later became known as “The Hand in Hand”.
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