Scarce Robert Orchard's London Farthing 1804

Scarce Robert Orchard's London (Middlesex) copper Conder farthing dated 1804. Obverse: Bust to right with legend: “ROBERT ORCHARD GROCER & TEA DEALER No 34 GREEK ST. CORNER CHURCH ST. SOHO LONDON 1804”. Reverse: Four storied building with shop on ground floor and legend: “ROBERT ORCHARD TEA WAREHOUSE CORNER OF CHURCH ST. AND AT SAW BRIDGEWORTH HERTS”. Plain edge. Robert Orchard was a grocer and tea-dealer with a business at 34 Soho Street, London. He also manufactured chocolate and cocoa at Sawbridgeworth. Listed in Bell’s “Tradesmen’s Tickets and Private Tokens” as “SCARCE”. Nice collectable condition with light reverse scuff, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 1063. Diameter 21.1mm. VF+. £25.00

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