Richardson’s Lottery Wheels & Fortune Halfpenny 1795


Richardson's London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: View of Lady Fortune standing between two 18th century lottery wheels with legend: "NOTHING VENTURE NOTHING HAVE 1795". Reverse: Legend on six lines and round circumference: "AT THE OFFICES OF RICHARDSON GOODLUCK & Co No 12807 THE LAST PRIZE OF £30,000 SHARED WAS SOLD IN SIXTEENTHS". Plain edge. Richardson, Goodluck & Co., were stock-brokers and lottery-office keepers with a business at No. 104 Bank Building, Cornhill in the City, and at No. 8 Charing Cross in the West End of London. Goodluck was an old country woman who was made a partner purely for the use of her name. She received a payment of £50.00 per year and had no further interest in the firm. Lovely collectable condition with much original lustre remaining and usual die flaw on obverse, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 468. Diameter 31.0mm. EF+. £95.00

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