Picard’s Hull Lead Works Penny 1812

Picard’s Hull (Yorkshire) penny token dated 1812. Obverse: Legend on four lines in centre and around periphery: “ONE PENNY HULL LEAD WORKS * PAYABLE IN BANK OF ENGD. OR HULL NOTES BY I. K. PICARD”. Reverse: View of lead works in full production with smoking chimneys and date in exergue: “1812”. Diagonally milled (/////) edge. Picard, the issuer and owner of the lead works, spent some of his time in London and took to gambling his fortune away, eventually becoming bankrupt in 1827 and dying in reduced circumstances in 1843. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 750, Davis Yorkshire No: 84. Diameter 33.8mm. (↑↑) VF+. £25.00

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