Kent D&H 34 Lamberhurst
Kent D&H 34 Lamberhurst

Kent D&H 34 Lamberhurst

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Obv: A man picking hops, MAY HOPS FOR EVER FLOURISH around. Rev: Shield of arms, SUSSEX HALFPENNY TOKEN around, 1794 below. Edge: PAYABLE BY T. FOSTER LAMBERHURST + + + +.

PCGS MS64BN. Choice with full strike on obverse. Slight cabinet wear. Hard to find this nice. 

A trade token showing the process of gathering hops. Lamberhurst would host many underprivileged families from London during the hops harvest season. These itinerant workers would make the trip every year, making some extra money as well as getting some fresh country air. Thomas Foster was a hop farmer in Lamberhurst.