Very Rare Joseph Sharp's Newburgh Farthing

Very rare Joseph Sharp's Newburgh (Fife) copper Conder farthing token, undated. Obverse: Legend on three lines, the top and bottom curved: "J. M. SHARP * MERCHT * NEWBURGH". Reverse: Legend on three lines, the top and bottom curved: "TOBACCO & SNUFF * TEAS * WAREHOUSE". Plain edge. Listed in Dalton & Hamer "RR- VERY RARE". Joseph Murray Sharp (c.1792-1857) was a native of England who set up his business as grocer, ironmonger and postmaster on the High Street, Newburgh around 1825, and traded there until his death in 1857. I am indebted to Robert Penrice for this additional information. Nice collectable condition with light hairlines from old cleaning, see photograph.

D&H Fife No: 16. Diameter 21.5mm. VF+. £95.00

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