Buckinghamshire D&H 26 Slough
Buckinghamshire D&H 26 Slough

Buckinghamshire D&H 26 Slough

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Obv: Arms of the Peckham family, JOHN PECKHAM above, CHEMIST & DRUGGIST below. Rev: A phoenix, SLOUGH, BUCKS, HALFPENNY TOKEN around, 1795 below. Edge: Plain. 

Uncirculated, bronzed, and choice. As struck.

The phoenix has long been a symbol of alchemists and was used by Peckham as a trade sign, as he was a chemist. These pieces were made by W.J. Taylor for William Till, the coin dealer, in 1840. Thus, a 19th century fabrication. (Specious Tokens and those struck for General Circulation 1784-1804, R.C. Bell, p. 222.)