Steele's Forfar Castle & Town Halfpenny Token 1797

 

Steele's Forfar (Angusshire) copper Conder halfpenny token 1797. The only halfpenny token issued for Forfar. Obverse: Three turreted castle flying large flag with legend: "PAYABLE ON DE=MAND BY JOHN STEELE", "WRIGHT DES". Reverse: Distant view of Forfar from the river with legend: "HALFPENNY FORFAR 1797". Edge, "+.+.+.+.+.+.+.+.+.". John Steele was a linen and woollen draper with a business in the High Street, Forfar. Reasonable collectable condition with weak strike on reverse, see photograph.

D&H Angusshire No: 24. Diameter 28.5mm. F+. £35.00

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