Rare Falmouth Independent Volunteers Halfpenny 1797


Rare Falmouth Independent Volunteers (Cornwall) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1797. Obverse: The Coat of Arms of Falmouth consisting of a double-headed eagle with a rock on its breast. Reverse: Legend on four lines: "FALMOUTH INDEPENDENT VOLUNTEERS 1797". Diagonally milled edge. This was probably issued by the corps which was commanded by Captains Joseph Banfield and John Carn. These volunteer corps were enrolled in response to the threat of invasion by the French. Listed in Bell's "Tradesmens Tickets and Private Tokens" as "RARE". Good collectable condition for type with the usual flat strike in the centre of the obverse and uneven reverse colour, see photograph.

D&H Cornwall No: 3. Diameter 29.4mm. F+. £45.00

e-mail David at enquiries@abccoinsandtokens.com to order.