Rare Archibald's Seedsmen Edinburgh Halfpenny 1796


Rare Archibald’s Edinburgh (Lothian) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1796. Obverse: Shield of arms of the Archibald Family consisting of stars and crescents with a palm branch crest and date either side with legend: "DITAT. SERVATA FIDES. * JOS. ARCHIBALD. SEEDSMAN. EDIN. 1796". Reverse: Legend on five lines: "SELLS GARDEN, GRASS & FLOWER SEEDS, FRUIT TREES &c. &c. &c". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE AT THE SHOP OF JOSEPH ARCHIBALD *** ***". Listed in Dalton & Hamer as: "R - RARE". Good collectable condition for type, see photograph.

D&H Lothian No: 12. Diameter 29.7mm. VF+. £35.00

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