Thomas Spence's Honour Halfpenny 1794


Thomas Spence’s London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: Bust of Spence to left: “* T * SPENCE * 7 MONTHS IMPRISONED FOR HIGH TREASON 1794". Reverse: A heart on hand within wreath: "HONOUR". Plain edge, struck in collar. Thomas Spence was a reformer who rarely missed an opportunity to attack the politics of the day and spent some time in prison for his efforts. Nice collectable condition on small flan, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 682c. Diameter 28mm. VF+. £100.00

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