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Nottingham, Penny Token 1812

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Nottingham, Penny Token 1812

Great Britain, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, J M Fellows & Company (bankers who survived the 1816 depression, finally, through several mergers, to become Lloyds Bank in 1891), Copper Penny Token, 1812, obverse: city arms, A POUND NOTE FOR 240, reverse: Nottingham castle, edge milled to left, diam 34mm, double-struck, most evidently on the reverse where the exeurgue line and date of the first strike are clear with a striking distance apart of about 135 degrees counter-clockwise; the first strike was obviously too high and the planchet was restruck to align it properly (Withers 940).

Darkly toned, extremely fine, double-struck, collectors number “208” inked in the field above the castle on the reverse.