Rare Hallan's Birmingham Halfpenny 1792


Rare Hallan’s Birmingham (Warwickshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1792. Obverse: Crude letters in concentric legend with a dove on olive branch in centre: “DEALER IN CHINA AND STAFFORDSHIRE WARE IN ALL ITS BRANCHES: NO. 2 BULLRING. BR.”. Reverse: Legend in crude letters on eight lines: “HALFPENNY PAYABLE AT THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICE FOR MASTERS AND SERVANTS KEPT BY WM. HALLEN 1792”. Plain edge. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as: “R - RARE”. In addition to his china and glass business, Hallan also ran a registry office for servants. Nice collectable condition for type, see photograph.

D&H Warwickshire No: 128. Diameter 30mm. F+. £125.00

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