Scarce Horton's Stafford Cobblers Penny 1803

Scarce Horton's Stafford (Staffordshire) copper Conder penny token dated 1803. Obverse: The Armorial bearings of the Town of Stafford, a triple-towered castle within four lions: “STAFFORD 1803”. Reverse: A cypher “WH” in ornamental script: “PENNY”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE BY HORTON AND COMPANY X X X”. William Horton was a boot and shoe manufacturer with a business in Stafford. Listed in Dalton & Hamer and Bell's “Commercial Coins. 1787-1804” as “SCARCE”. Good collectable condition with some light edge bruising, see photograph.

D&H Staffordshire No: 5. Diameter 34.2mm. VF-. £25.00

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