Obv: Bust of Lackington, J. LACKINGTON. (above). Rev: Figure of Fame blowing a trumpet, HALFPENNY OF J. LACKINGTON & CO. CHEAPEST BOOKSELLERS IN THE WORLD around in two lines. Edge: Milled.
Uncirculated. Bronzed and Choice. Some red peeking through on the reverse. Sharply struck.
John Lackington was an enterprising bookseller who started from the bottom to eventually own a large building which was called the Temple of the Muses. The building burnt down in 1841.