Sir Isaac Newton London Halfpenny 1793
Sir Isaac Newton London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1793. Obverse: Bust to left with legend: “SR. ISAAC NEWTON”. Reverse: Winged caduceus with intertwined serpents, olive branch and cornucopia with legend: “HALFPENNY 1793”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE IN LONDON BRISTOL & LANCASTER”. Of interest to coin collectors as, in addition to being Astronomer Royal and famous scientist, Sir Isaac Newton was also Master of the Royal Mint for a time, then situated in the Tower of London. Good collectable condition with usual die flaw on obverse, see photograph.
D&H Middlesex No: 1035a. Diameter 28.6mm. VF. £20.00
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