Ferrier's Tay Bridge & Fisherman Perth Halfpenny 1797

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Ferrier's Perth (Perthshire) copper halfpenny token dated 1797. Obverse: Salmon fisherman dragging a net ashore beside a beached boat with legend: "RETE TRAHITO FAUSTE", "WRIGHT JUN.R DES". Reverse: City crest below a bridge with distant hills in background and legend: "PERTH HALFPENNY 1797", "TAY BRIDGE", "FINISH-ED 1770". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE ON DEMAND BY JOHN FERRIER". John Ferrier was a hosier with a business in Perth. This dated issue is far less common than the undated variety. Lovely collectable condition with a dark tone, see photograph.

D&H Perthshire No: 1. Diameter 27.4mm. EF-. £125.00

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