Scarce Kendal R&D Justice Halfpenny 1794

Scarce Kendal (Westmoreland – now Cumbria) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: Justice blindfolded standing holding scales and a sword: “FOR CHANGE NOT FRAUD”. Reverse: Cypher of “R&D” crested by a lion: “KENDAL”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT BANBURY OXFORD OR READING”. Only seven token types were issued for Westmoreland, all for Kendal. Listed in Bell’s “Specious Tokens and those struck for General Circulation” as "SCARCE". Nice collectable condition with much original lustre remaining and small edge flaw, see photograph.

D&H Westmoreland No: 4. Diameter 29mm. EF. £45.00

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