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.)