Rare John Ferrier's Church and Water Mill Perth Bronzed Halfpenny 1797

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Rare John Ferrier's Perth (Perthshire) bronzed copper halfpenny token dated 1797. Obverse: The side view of a church above the sunken arms of Perth with legend: "PERTH HALFPENNY 1797. ST. JOHNS CHURCH.". Reverse: View of a water mill amongst trees and legend: "46 WATER: MILLS FOR BLEACHING. PRINTING. COTTON. WORKS. CORN &c WITHIN 4 MILES OF PERTH+", "WRIGHT. DES:". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE ON DEMAND BY JOHN FERRIER+++++". John Ferrier was a hosier with a business in Perth. According to Dalton & Hamer only 72 of these were struck, some of which were silver, making it relatively rare. Listed in Bell's "Tradesmen's Tickets and Private Tokens" as "RARE". Lovely collectable condition for type with rich colour and a bronzed finish, see photograph.

D&H Perthshire No: 4. Diameter 27.4mm. EF+. £125.00

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