Lackington & Allen’s Book Shop London Halfpenny 1794

James Lackington’s Bookseller London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: A three-quarter bust to left with legend: “J. LACKINGTON 1794”, quatrefoil at end of legend. Reverse: A figure of Fame blowing a trumpet surrounded by legend: “HALFPENNY OF J. 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. Nice collectable condition with a light strike in places, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 353. Diameter 29.2mm. VF+. £30.00

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