Lackington & Allen’s Book Shop London Halfpenny 1794

Lackington’s Booksellers London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: A three-quarter bust to left: “J. LACKINGTON 1794”, quatrefoil at end of legend. Reverse: A figure of Fame blowing a trumpet surrounded by text: “HALFPENNY OF LACKINGTON ALLEN & CO * CHEAPEST BOOKSELLERS IN THE WORLD”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT THE TEMPLE OF THE MUSES */*/*”. James Lackington was a bookseller with a large business at his premises known as “The Temple of the Muses”, No 32 Finsbury Place South, Finsbury Square, London. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 354. Diameter 28.5mm. VF. £25.00

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