Rare Ram & Leopard London, Leeds & Birmingham Halfpenny

Rare London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token undated. Obverse: A ram standing to left: “PAYABLE AT LONDON LEEDS & BRIMINGHAM”. Reverse: Crowned leopard's head with the motto of the Farrier's Company: “VI ET VIRTUTE” on banner below and legend: “FOR THE HONOR AND USE OF TRADE”. Plain edge. Listed in Bell's “Specious Tokens and those struck for General Circulation” as “RARE”. It is not known who the issuer was. Interesting token in good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 927. Diameter 27mm. F. £30.00

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