John Harrop Tea & Coffee Dealer Gateshead Farthing 1814

John Harrop's Gateshead (County Durham) copper farthing token dated 1814. Obverse: Legend on seven lines: “JOHN HARROP GROCER & TEA-DEALER 1814 BRIDGE END GATESHEAD”. Reverse: A tea chest inscribed with “HG”, two Chinese characters and a British East India Co. bale-mark with legend: “FINE TEAS * RAW & ROASTED COFFEE *”. Plain edge. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 742. Davis County Durham No: 3. Diameter 21.7mm. (↑↓) F+. £15.00

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