Ferrier's Tay Bridge & Fisherman Perth Bronzed Halfpenny

Ferrier's Perth (Perthshire) bronzed copper Conder halfpenny token undated. Obverse: Salmon fisherman dragging a net ashore beside a beached boat, the bank is lumpy behind him, and legend, "RETE TRAHITO FAUSTE", "WRIGHT JUN.R DES". Reverse: City crest below a bridge with distant hills in background and legend, "PERTH HALFPENNY", "TAY BRIDGE", "FINISH-ED 1770". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE ON DEMAND BY JOHN FERRIER". John Ferrier was a hosier with a business in Perth. Ex-Michael Paterson Collection, comes with his ticket. Less common variety in nice collectable condition the with usual reverse die flaws at a very early stage of development and evidence of the edge inscription affecting the rim, see photograph.

D&H Perthshire No: 3. Diameter 27.4mm. EF-. £75.00

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