|Scarce Denton's Sir George Cook Lambeth
(Surrey) copper Conder halfpenny token undated. Obverse: Man smoking a
church-warden's pipe, holding a jug of ale and a barrel of beer under
the other arm with legend: "SR. GEORGE COOK MAYOR
OF GARRAT ELECD. AUGT 24
96". Reverse: Frenchman gnawing on bone with a plate of frogs' legs
before him, and a guillotine in the background, with legend: "FRENCH
LIBERTY". Plain edge. Listed in "Dalton & Hamer" as "SCARCE".
Jeffery Dunstan, a travelling dealer in old wigs, was elected Mayor of
Garrat, a small village in Surrey, in 1781 when they had a tradition of
mock elections. He was superseded by “Sir” George Cook, a muffin seller
and the subject of this token. Thomas Denton was a coin dealer and
specialised in making tokens for collectors. Nice collectable condition,
D&H Surrey No: 13. Diameter 29.3mm. VF+. £350.00
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