George Jobson's Northampton Bank Lion & Castle Halfpenny 1794


George Jobson’s Northampton (Northamptonshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: Bareheaded bust to left: “GEORGE JOBSON . BANKER. 1794”. Reverse: A three turreted castle gateway over a lion with raised paw: “MAY NORTHAMPTON FLOURISH.”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE IN LANCASTER LONDON OR BRISTOL”. This is the only Conder issued for this county. It is believed that George Jobson was a local banker. Ex-Roberts-Lewis Collection. Lovely collectable condition with some subdued lustre, see photograph.

D&H Northamptonshire No: 1. Diameter 28.2mm. EF-. £65.00

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