Handel's Benevolent Choral Fund London Halfpenny 1791

Handel's London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1791. Obverse: Profile to the left of the famous composer Handel with legend: “I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH G. F. HANDEL”. Reverse: Legend and date on four lines in centre and also around circumference: “BENEVOLENT CHORAL FUND INSTITUTED 1791 FOR ITS DECAY’D MEMBERS WIDOWS AND ORPHANS”. Plain edge. Less common example in nice collectable condition for type with usual weak strike in areas, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 1023. Diameter 28.5mm. VF+. £65.00

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