(Staffordshire) copper halfpenny token dated 1797. Obverse: Bust
of Samuel Johnson to the left with legend: “DR.
SAML. IOHNSON.”. Reverse: Britannia seated to left
with legend: “RULE BRITANIA 1797”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE IN LONDON”
with the remainder engrailed. Samuel Johnson was the son of a Lichfield
bookseller. Good collectable condition with usual die flaws developing, slightly uneven colour and weak strike in centres
as usual for type, see
D&H Staffordshire No: 19. Diameter 28.3mm. VF. £30.00
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