Scarce St. David's Pro Bono Publico Farthing 1793


Scarce St David's (Pembrokeshire) copper farthing dated 1793. Obverse: Laureate bust to right with legend: "MEDALLION OF ST DAVID". Reverse: The Prince of Wales crest on a shield with flowers either side and legend: "PRO BONO PUBLICO 1793". Plain edge. Listed in Bell's "Specious Tokens and those struck for General Circulation 1784-1804" as "SCARCE". This was the only issue for Pembrokeshire and there is now some doubt regarding it's attribution. Good collectable condition for type with usual light strike in centres, see photograph.

D&H Pembrokeshire No: 1. Diameter 21.8mm. F+. £20.00

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