Rare Register Office Edinburgh Halfpenny 1796


Rare Register Office Edinburgh (Lothian) bronzed copper halfpenny token 1796. Obverse: Detailed view of the Register Office situated at the East End of Princes Street, Edinburgh with legend: "EDINBURGH HALFPENNY 1796 - WRIGHT DES - REGISTER OFFICE FOUNDED 1774". Reverse: Figure of Britannia and the front section of a sailing ship with legend: "BRITANNIA". Plain edge. These may have been issued by John Wright who had a business on the High Street, Edinburgh. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as "R - RARE" as only one hundred were said to be issued. Lovely collectable condition with the usual obverse die flaw which later became more severe at a very early stage, see photograph.

D&H Lothian No: 52. Diameter 28.4mm. AUNC. £155.00

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