Middlesex D&H 336b Heslop's
Middlesex D&H 336b Heslop's

Middlesex D&H 336b Heslop's

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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.