Scarce William Fuggle's Goudhurst Kentish Horse Halfpenny 1794


Scarce William Fuggle's Goudhurst (Kent) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: Kentish horse prancing to the left with legend: “KENT HALFPENNY TOKEN 1794”. Reverse: Shield of arms of the City of Canterbury with legend: “FOR GENERAL CONVENIENCE”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE BY W. FUGGLES GOUDHURST .X.X.X.X”. Listed in Bell's “Commercial Coins 1747-1804” as “SCARCE”. William Fuggle was a freeholder and tallow chandler with a business in Goudhurst. This token corrected the miss-spelled error of the previous issue. Nice collectable condition for type with the usual die flaw at the date, see photograph.

D&H Kent No: 28a. Diameter 28.3mm. VF+. £55.00

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