Very Rare Alexander Hamilton's Snuff Shop Glasgow Farthing 1791


Very Rare Alexander Hamilton's Glasgow (Lanarkshire) copper Conder farthing token dated 1791. Obverse: The arms of Glasgow (A tree with a bird perched on the top, a bell hanging from the boughs, and a fish with a loop through it’s snout at the base of the trunk!) and legend: “GLASGOW FARTHING PAYABLE AT”. Reverse: St Andrew holding cross with sticks at his feet and legend: “ALEXR. HAMILTONS SNUFF SHOP. 1791”. Plain edge. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as: "RR- RARE". Alexander Hamilton was a tobacconist and dealer in snuff, with a business at 152 Stockwell Street, Glasgow. Ex-MacMillan Collection. Good collectable condition for type, see photograph.

D&H Lanarkshire No: 32. Diameter 24.3mm. F+. £35.00

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