Isle of Man McTurk Copper Halfpenny Token 1830

Isle of Man copper alloy halfpenny token dated 1830. Obverse: Bust of king to right: "GOD : SAVE : THE : KING 1830". Reverse: Legend on three lines, the bottom curved, separated by various ornaments: "FOR PUBLICK ACCOMMODATION". These were issued firstly by John Caine, and later by other members of his family, John McTurk and a Mr. Carter, in order to alleviate the drastic lack of small change on the island. Good collectable condition with light strike in centre of reverse as usual for type, see photograph.

Withers No: 2086. Diameter 29.3mm. (↑↓) F. £15.00

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