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Newcastle, Political Oddfellows Token, 1795

Price £145

Newcastle, Political Oddfellows Token, 1795

Great Britain, Northumberland, Newcastle, Thomas Spence (1750-1814, schoolmaster from Newcastle, later radical book seller in London, he spent some of 1794 imprisoned in Newgate prison), Copper Halfpenny Trade Token, dated 1795, obverse: a sailor standing holding walking cane, * J. SPENCE * SLOPSELLER * NEWCASTLE *, reverse: conjoined heads of man and ass, ODDFELLOWS, A MILLION HOGG, A GUINEA PIG, edge SPENCE x DEALER x IN x COINS x LONDON, diam. 28mm (Dalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” 12).

Extremely fine, attractive dark brown tone a little patchy in places and one or two small black spots but much original colour.