June 13, 2018 5.36 pm This story is over 42 months old

Imps glory days token found in charity shop

Mystery over its origins

A genuine silver token which celebrates the 1975-76 season of Lincoln City has emerged at the St Barnabas Hospice charity shop, sparking speculation about its origins.

Staff at the charity shop are appealing to Lincoln City history buffs for information about the mysterious silver token that has been donated to the shop.

The front of the token features the famous imp surrounded by “Lincoln City F.C. 4th Division Champions 1975-76,” and “No 7” has been engraved on the back.

Caroline Peach, manager at St Barnabas Hospice, said: “We will be putting it up for action on our eBay page.

“We get hundreds of bags and boxes of fantastic donations every day and it is the staff and volunteers who pick out the best things.

“It is a piece of our football history. We think that it could be a player medal or some kind of token.”

The silver hallmarking on the back of the token appears to reveal its Birmingham origins.

An identical token numbered “37” sold, by Golding Young & Mawer, in an auction for £38 in October 2017.

The charity shop has already received offers online of £50 for the silver token.

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