Scarce Spence's Sailor / Crown & Anchor Political London Halfpenny

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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