Anderson, Leslie & Co.'s Edinburgh New University Halfpenny 1797

Anderson & Leslie's Edinburgh (Lothian) copper halfpenny token dated 1797. Obverse: View of the old quad of the University of Edinburgh with legend: "EDINBURGH HALFPENNY 1797", "PAYE BY ANDERSON LESLIE & CO", "NEW UNIVERSITY". Reverse: Gardener in 18th century attire, holding a spade in one hand and a shrub in the other with legend: "NEU SEGNES JACEANT TERRÆ * ETIAM MONTES CONSERERE JUVAT *". Plain edge. Anderson, Leslie & Co., were seedsmen, nurserymen and florists in Edinburgh, hence the reverse design of a gardener at work. Nice collectable condition with small stain on obverse, see photograph.

D&H Lothian No: 7. Diameter 28.1mm. EF-. £50.00

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