Scarce Spence's Slop-Seller Anchor Newcastle Halfpenny


Scarce Jeremiah Spence's Newcastle (Northumberland) copper halfpenny token, dated 1794. Obverse: A keelman in his best clothes (which would have been a flat hat, blue coat, yellow waistcoat, slate grey trousers, buckled shoes and a stick) with legend: *J. SPENCE * SLOP-SELLER * NEWCASTLE* JAMES. Reverse: An anchor with legend: “* IN COMMEMORATION OF THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE 1794”. Edge inscription: SPENCE x DEALER x IN x COINS x LONDON x”. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as: “SCARCE”. Jeremiah Spence was a slop seller, or seaman's clothier, with a business on the quayside, and was the younger brother of Thomas Spence. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Northumberland No: 17. Diameter 29.2mm. VF+. £95.00

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