Jennings' Shipping & Ploughing Spalding Halfpenny 1794


Jennings’ Spalding (Lincolnshire) copper halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: Britannia standing on the shore looking out to sea, with a spear and shield in her left hand and an olive branch in her right. In the background are two men, one ploughing behind a horse and the other sowing, while at sea are three different types of ships to the left, and one to the right of Britannia, and a small lion beneath her feet and legend: “SUCCESS TO THE COMMERCE OF BRITAIN”. Reverse: The cypher “T J” on a shield with a half-lion crest with leaves and flowers each side and legend: “SPALDING HALFPENNY 1794”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT T. JENNINGS’S SPALDING & HOLBEACH –X-”. Thomas Jennings was an ironmonger and stationer with businesses in both towns. Nice collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Lincolnshire No: 6. Diameter 28.8mm. VF+. £40.00

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