Butter Tokens 1973/75
|P030 + P031 + P032 + P044 & P045
Issued to Tom Barker of Guiseley, each token was for 6p off a half pound of
Great Britain had become a member of the European Economic Community or
Common Market in 1973.
Over production of dairy products in Europe led to a
surplus of 152,000 tons of butter which needed to be disposed of.
concessionary tokens were issued in Britain but most of the butter was sold to
Russia eventually, a move which cost the EEC millions of pounds.
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