Hobson's Sheffield Button Manufacturer Penny 1812

Hobson & Sons Sheffield (Yorkshire) copper penny token dated 1812. Obverse: Arms consisting of eight arrows diagonally arranged between pheons and below wings with legend mostly incuse: “PAYABLE AT S. HOBSON & SON’S, BUTTON MANUFACTURERS. SHEFFIELD”. Reverse: Britannia seated holding trident and olive branch with ship on the horizon and legend: “ONE PENNY TOKEN 1812”. Centre-grained (/////) edge. Hobson & Son were button manufacturers with a business in Sheffield. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 975,  Davis Yorkshire No: 137. Diameter 34.0mm. (↑↓) VF. £25.00

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