Scarce Sir Isaac Newton London Farthing 1793

Scarce Sir Isaac Newton London (Middlesex) copper Conder farthing token dated 1793. Obverse: Bust to left with legend: “IC. NEWTON”. Reverse: A cypher “TH” in ornamental script capitals with legend: “FARTHING 1793”. Plain edge. Listed in Bell's “Specious Tokens and those struck for General Circulation” as "SCARCE". 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 a light edge bruise, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 1159. Diameter 21.1mm. VF+. £20.00

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