Obv: A man and a monkey in contorting poses, CAN YOU DO SO above. Rev: THE FIRST SHOP IN LONDON FOR NATURAL CURIOSITYS PAINTINGS, COINS COLOURS FOR ARTISTS & C in six lines center, R. HESLOP NO. 86 CHISWELL STREET FINSBURY SQUARE around. Edge: Plain (not in collar).
Uncirculated. Choice, Red & brown, with flashy lustre.
Richard Heslop had a curiousity and coin shop on Chiswell street in Finsbury Square. The man featured on the obverse is one Joseph Clark, a London contortionist who was extremely popular in the late 18th century.