John Voss's Castle & Key Swansea Halfpenny 1796

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John Voss's Swansea (Glamorganshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1796. Obverse: View of Swansea Castle with legend: "SWANSEA HALFPENNY 1796". Reverse: Large key suspended on knotted ribbon with legend: "JOHN VOSS DRAPER &c.". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE ON DEMAND", the rest engrailed. John Voss was a linen draper and mercer with a business in the Market, now Castle, Square, Swansea. He died in October 1818. Ex-Roberts-Lewis Collection. Lovely collectable condition for type with edge inscription slightly impinging on rim in places, see photograph.

D&H Glamorgan No: 4. Diameter 28.1mm. EF. £85.00

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