Great Britain, Middlesex (London), Robert Orchard (died 1833; was a grocer, tea dealer and entrepreneur, he worked from 34 Greek Street, Soho, London and was resident of Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire, and was the son of a brewing family), Copper Halfpenny Trade Token, dated 1798, obverse: detailed view of a church with shield of arms above, ISLINGTON . OLD . CHURCH . ROBERT . ORCHARD. around, reverse: R O cypher, HALFPENNY above, date below, edge COVENTRY TOKEN, diam. 30mm (Dalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” 403).
Good extremely fine and attractively toned, the planchet cracked in two places from striking, small spot on the reverse, rare.
Ex Daniels Collection.