Edward Pillow's Canterbury Cathedral Halfpenny 1795


Edward Pillow's Canterbury (Kent) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: South view of Canterbury Cathedral with legend: “CANTERBURY TOKEN.” with cypher “EP” below. Reverse: Shield of Arms of the City of Canterbury with legend: “OUR KING AND COUNTRY LAWS AND TRADE 1795”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT CANTERBURY ++++++++”. This was probably issued by Edward Pillow, a freeholder with a tailor and draper’s business in Canterbury. Good collectable condition with the usual die flaw on obverse, see photograph.

D&H Kent No: 8. Diameter 27.4mm. VF. £45.00

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