Rare Williams' Shield & Portcullis London Halfpenny 1795

Rare William Williams’ London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: The arms of the City of London: “FEAR GOD AND HONOUR THE KING 1795”. Reverse: A portcullis surmounted by the Prince of Wales’ crest: “W. WILLIAMS LONDON”, “RENDER TO CAESAR THE THINGS THAT ARE CAESAR’S”. Plain edge. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as “R - RARE”. Issued by William Williams who was originally a grinder and latterly a button manufacturer with a business at 103 St. Martin’s Lane, Charing Cross, London. It is thought he was Welsh by the inclusion of the Prince of Wales’ crest. Nice collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 916. Diameter 28.1mm. VF+. £35.00

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