|Rare William Williams’ London (Middlesex)
copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: The arms of the City
of London: “FEAR GOD AND HONOUR THE KING 1795”. Reverse: A portcullis
surmounted by the Prince of Wales’ crest: “W. WILLIAMS LONDON”, “RENDER
TO CAESAR THE THINGS THAT ARE CAESAR’S”. Plain edge. Listed in Dalton &
Hamer as “R - RARE”. Issued by William Williams who was
originally a grinder and latterly a button manufacturer with a business
at 103 St. Martin’s Lane, Charing Cross, London. It is thought he was
Welsh by the inclusion of the Prince of Wales’ crest. Nice collectable
condition, see photograph.
D&H Middlesex No: 916. Diameter 28.1mm. VF+. £35.00
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