Dennis' Slavery of Sunday Baking London Halfpenny 1795

Dennis’ London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: A wheat sheaf with legend: “BAKERS HALFPENNY 1795”. Reverse: Legend on eight lines: “TO LESSEN THE SLAVERY OF SUNDAY BAKING AND PROVIDE FOR PUBLIC WANTS: AN ACT WAS PASSED. A. D. 1794”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT I + DENNIS LONDON .X.X.”. About the time the token was issued there was a baker, Jonathan Dennis, of Tottenham Court Road, who may have been the issuer. An interesting token, scoring a political point, in good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 297. Diameter 27.9mm. VF+. £45.00

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