John Bishop’s Cheltenham Church Penny 1812

John Bishop’s Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) penny token dated 1812. Obverse: Legend on seven lines: “A POUND NOTE FOR 240 TOKENS GIVEN BY JOHN BISHOP & CO CHELTENHAM 1812”. Reverse: Beautiful view of St. Mary’s Church through an avenue of trees, with legend on two lines in exergue: “VALUE ONE PENNY.”. Centre-grained edge (\\\\\). John Bishop was probably a tailor with a business in Cheltenham. Nice collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 673, Davis Gloucestershire No: 15. Diameter 33.8mm. (↑↓) VF. £35.00

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