Sharples' Salisbury Cathedral Halfpenny 1796

Sharples' Salisbury (Wiltshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1796. Obverse: Detailed view of Salisbury Cathedral with legend: “CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF SARUM”. Reverse: Arms of the Company of Grocers above “GOD GRANT GRACE” banner: “FINE TEAS &c” with date “1796” below. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT I & T SHARPLES SALISBURY – X –”. J & T Sharples were grocers and tea dealers in Salisbury. Salisbury Cathedral is considered one of the finest examples of early English-style architecture in the country. Ex-Gahlin Collection. Lovely collectable condition with a sharp strike and much original lustre remaining, see photograph.

D&H Wiltshire No: 21. Diameter 29.5mm. EF. £85.00

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