Obv: View of tower, DUNDEE HALF- - PENNY. 1795. (around), OLD TOWER FOUNDED 1189 in exergue in three lines. Rev: Ship alongside a quay, COMMERCE AUGMENTS DUNDEE around, WRIGHT DELIN at sides, arms and supporters below with DEI DONUM above. Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF ALEXR. MOLISON . X .
Uncirculated, choice, and proof-like. Ex. Spence.
A beautiful token engraved by Wyon for Alexander Molison, a shop owner in Dundee. The tower shown on the obverse is St. Mary’s Tower and still stands today. It dates to the 15th century and if you’re fit, you can climb its 232 steps all the way to the top