Scarce Fuggles Goudhurst F Countermark Kentish Horse Halfpenny 1794

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Scarce 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 ++++”. The “F” countermark helped distinguish it from the similar Myns token. William Fuggle was a freeholder and tallow chandler with a business in Goudhurst. Listed in Bell's “Commercial Coins 1747-1804” as “SCARCE”. Good collectable condition with usual die flaw, cleaned in the past, see photograph.

D&H Kent No: 28a. Diameter 28.5mm. VF. £45.00

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