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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