Scarce Thomas Spence's London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token undated. Obverse: Sailor smoking pipe and holding out begging bowl with legend: “A TRUE HEARTED SAILOR”. Reverse: Anchor between hearts, surmounted by crown with legend: “WHEN THIS YOU SEE REMEMBER ME” . Edge inscription: “SKIDMORE HOLBORN LONDON”. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as “SCARCE”. Spence was highlighting the plight of invalided sailors who received no pension once out of the service. Nice collectable condition, see photograph.
D&H Middlesex No: 857a. Diameter 29mm. VF. £120.00
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