Birmingham, Halfpenny, Trade Token, 1797

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Great Britain, Warwickshire, Birmingham, George Hollington Barker (1735-1802, lawyer and coin collector, 7 The Square, father of George Barker), White Metal Halfpenny Trade Token, dated 1797, obverse: shield of arms,…
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Great Britain, Warwickshire, Birmingham, George Hollington Barker (1735-1802, lawyer and coin collector, 7 The Square, father of George Barker), White Metal Halfpenny Trade Token, dated 1797, obverse: shield of arms, crest a bare-chested warrior armed with spear and shield, G H B in ornamental script below, BIRMINGHAM HALFPENNY around, reverse: figure of Justice standing within a sunken oval, FACTA AEQUATO EXAMINE PENDIT MDCC XCVII around, edge plain, diam. 30mm (Dalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” 67b).

Good extremely fine, a few scrapes and some carbon flecking, one edge knock, rare.

Specification

Date1797
Token Group

Tokens

Token Category

18th Century

Token Region

18th century England

Token County

Warwickshire

Metal

White Metal

Size (mm)

30

ReferencesDalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” 67b

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