Preferred Accident Insurance Company
A celluloid issue with an encased King Edward VII
farthing – obverse only showing and no doubt
dated in the range of 1902-1910.
On the token’s rim are the manufacturer’s details.
Country of Issue: UK Manufacturer: Whitehead & Hoag Co U.S.A.
Edge: THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO., Newark, N.J.
Encased Coin:1902-10 GB Farthing
Issued: ~1902-10 Diameter: 38mm Weight: 8.48g
Obverse Legend: The printed ornamentation shows:
MADE IN U.S.A. at the centre bottom with a four-leaf clover,
a wishbone and a lucky horseshoe around an ornate
Reverse Legend: "KEEP ME AND″ above farthing
“NEVER GO BROKE” below farthing.
The Preferred Accident and Insurance Company opened in 1900 in London England as a subsidiary of AMERICAN ACCIDENT ASSURANCE. They opened their offices at 74 Cheapside London on 11th Feb 1901 as The Preferred Accident Insurance Company. This advertising initiative will have commenced between 1902 and 1905.
(Images and Information Courtesy of Bob Byrne U.S.A.)