Obv: A shopfront with an umbrella above, I. HANCOCK . N 19 . LEATHER . LANE . HOLBORN . LONDON. (around) Rev: A cypher I H, 1796 below in a circle of leaves, UMBRELLA MAKER & DEALER IN PROVINCIAL COINS. (around). Edge: Plain.
Uncirculated, Red & brown. Obverse late die state with cud at 6 o’clock and die crack to right of umbrella. Choice surfaces. Rare. Ex. Gahlin, Ex. Gladdle, Ex. Spink.
Manufactured by Skidmore for John Hancock, an umbrella maker in London. He was also a coin-dealer. This token shows the near terminal die-state with the cud at the bottom of the obverse along with the die crack next to the umbrella.