King’s Shilling Tankard
This King’s Shilling Tankard has a double glazed bottom with a genuine King’s Shilling, which will date from the reign of King George V or VI, sandwiched between the layers. The story of the press gangs is pressed deep in to one side with a blank panel on the reverse. The press gangs would pay their recruits a shilling to join the Royal Navy and would often have got them drunk in order to sign up. The capacity of the King’s Shilling tankard is 570 mls (one pint) and it weighs 430 grams.