Fowlers Whaling Fisheries London Halfpenny 1794

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John Fowler’s London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: Head of the sea god Neptune with trident across shoulder, “HALFPENNY”. Reverse: Whale fishing scene, four men in a small boat harpooning whales by hand, “PAYABLE AT I FOWLER’s LONDON WHALE FISHERY 1794”. Plain edge. The issuer is thought to have been John Fowler, an oil merchant and tinplate worker with a business at 78, Long Acre, at the West End of London. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 306. Diameter 29.3mm. VF+. £35.00

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