Henry Biggs' Dr. Samuel Johnson Birmingham Halfpenny

Biggs’ Birmingham (Warwickshire) copper Conder halfpenny token, undated. Obverse: Bust of Samuel Johnson to the right: “DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON”. Reverse: Three lions rampant: “PROMISSORY HALFPENNY PAYABLE AT”. Edge inscription: “BIRMINGHAM W. HAMPTON OR LITCHFIELD”. This was issued by Henry Biggs who was the landlord of a public house named either, the “General Elliot”, or the “Dr. Johnsons Head”, located in Moore Street, Birmingham. Ex-Spence, Fawcett/Litman and Lincoln Collections. Bought from Veritys. Nice collectable condition, neatly lacquered in the past, see photograph.

D&H Warwickshire No: 71a. Diameter 29.0mm. VF+. £35.00

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