Slavery of Sunday Baking London Halfpenny 1795


London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: A wheat sheaf: “BAKERS HALFPENNY 1795”. Reverse: Text on eight lines, “TO LESSEN THE SLAVERY OF SUNDAY BAKING AND PROVIDE FOR PUBLIC WANTS: AN ACT WAS PASSED. A. D. 1794”. Plain edge. An interesting token, scoring a political point, in good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 297e. Diameter 28.1mm. F+ £25.00

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