Rare Kershaw's Clothmakers Arms & Weaver Rochdale Halfpenny 1792


Rare Kershaw's Rochdale (Lancashire) copper halfpenny token dated 1792. Obverse: The Arms of the Clothworkers' Company with a ram crest with legend: “ROCHDALE HALFPENNY 1792”. Reverse: View of seated weaver working in his loom. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF IOHN KERSHAW”. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as “R - RARE”. John Kershaw appears to have been a mercer and draper with a business in Rochdale, and is also thought to have been concerned with a woollen factory in the town. Lovely collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Lancashire No: 145. Diameter 29.4mm. EF. £55.00

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