Lackington and Allen's Book Shop London Halfpenny 1795

Lackington & Allen’s London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: Bust to the right: “J. LACKINGTON FINSBURY SQUARE. 1795”. Reverse: A small figure of Fame blowing a trumpet surrounded by a double line of legend: “HALFPENNY OF LACKINGTON. ALLEN & CO * CHEAPEST BOOKSELLERS IN THE WORLD”. Diagonally milled edge (/////). 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. This token marked the sale of a 25% interest in his company to Robert Allen. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 358a. Diameter 28.3mm.  VF. £25.00

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