Hall's Taxidermist Toucan London Halfpenny

Hall’s London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token undated. Obverse: An elaborate toucan perched on the stump of a tree with legend: "TO . THE . CURIOUS . OBSERVERS . OF . NATURAL . PHÆNOMENA". Reverse: Legend in centre and in double border round periphery: "T . HALL . PRESERVER . OF . BIRDS . BEASTS . OR . REPTILES . CITTY. ROAD . NEAR . FINSBURY . SQUARE . THE . 1ST . ARTIST IN EUROPE". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE IN DUBLIN OR LONDON". Thomas Hall was a taxidermist, curiosity dealer, and proprietor of an exhibition of stuffed animals located at 10 City Road, London. Ex-David Young Collection. Nice collectable condition for type, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 319a. Diameter 28.7mm. EF. £95.00

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