Glasgow City & John Howard Halfpenny

Glasgow (Lanarkshire) copper Conder halfpenny token undated. Obverse: City coat of arms consisting of a tree in full leaf, with a bird on it, a bell hanging from it, and a salmon half way up it! Legend: "LET GLASGOW FLOURISH". Reverse: The bust of John Howard to the left: "IOHN HOWARD F. R. S PHILANTHROPIST". Diagonally milled edge. John Howard's life work was the study of prisons which culminated in his book: "The State of the Prisons in England and Wales", published in 1777. Ex-MacMillan, Ex-Jan Collections. Good collectable condition, lightly lacquered in the past, see photograph.

D&H Lanarkshire No: 7a. Diameter 28.5mm. VF+. £25.00

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