Obv: View of building, TALLOW CHANDLER HALL above, BUILT AD 1671 below. Rev: Arms and mural crown, LONDON AND WESTMINSTER PENNY around, 1797 below. Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY X.
PCGS MS64RB. An early die state and Choice example. The red has mostly faded. Penny. Rare.
The Tallow Chandlers’ Company were involved with the production of candles, soap, oil, butter, hops, and other commodities. The original structure was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. The structure on this token was built in 1672, survived the blitz, and still stands today in Dowgate Hill.