Fisher's Eastbourne Library & Lounge Halfpenny 1796


Fisher's Eastbourne (Sussex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1796. Obverse: Front view of a house with a veranda, a shop front to the left and a private entrance to the right with legend: “FISHER'S LIBRARY AND LOUNGE 1796”. Reverse: Legend on five lines between floral ornaments: “PROSPERITY TO THE GENTRY WHO VISIT EAST-BOURN”. Edge inscription: “CELEBRATED FOR PURE AIR & SEA BATHING .+.+.”. Ex-Gahlin Collection. Lovely collectable condition with usual die flaw on obverse and slightly uneven tone, see photograph.

D&H Sussex No: 21. Diameter 29.3mm. EF. £55.00

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