This teddy bear was named 'Shilling' by Mr William Simpson who was an avid collector of more than 250 teddy bears. It is made of pale honey coloured fabric with a swivel head, jointed limbs and a narrow pale gold neck ribbon edged with silver from which hangs a genuine 1965 shilling with guilt surround. 'Shilling' is embroidered on its back left pad. This is a boxed Merrythought bear made for Compton and Woodhouse, part of a group called the Money Bears. It is a limited edition version no. 60 of 2,450.
Mr Simpson purchased a set of six ‘Money bears’ in 2002 including Farthing, Ha'penny, Penny, Thrupence, Sixpence, and Shilling.