The Pewter King's Shilling Glass Bottom Tankard is a unique and historical piece of drinkware. It features a plain handle and barrel, with a real shilling coin encased between the glass panels at the bottom of the tankard, all finished with a bright polish. This tankard is inspired by the tale of England's navy and their recruitment methods, where press gangs would recruit men between the ages of 18 and 55 by various methods, including dropping a shilling coin into their tankard of ale. Possessing the King's shilling meant that the recruit was now enlisted in the navy. This led to landlords using glass bottom tankards to prevent unsuspecting men from being recruited.
This tankard is not only a functional piece, but also a piece of history and tradition. It's perfect for any collector or as a gift for a special occasion such as weddings, birthdays, or retirements. It's a unique and interesting conversation starter that will impress your guests.