Obv: A lion couchant, holding a shield inscribed EXETER CHANGE LONDON, PIDCOCKS EXHIBITION above and below. Rev: An Eagle with wings spread, 1795 BIRDS AND BEASTS below. Edge: PAYABLE IN DUBLIN OR LONDON + . +.
NGC MS66BN. Gem.
Pidcock’s Royal Menagerie was for many years, one of London’s great attractions. Imagine a three-story building more suited for offices and shops, instead being occupied by a wide assortment of animals such as an Elephant, an Ostrich, and even a two-headed cow! His tokens were used as advertising tickets. A wonderful series to collect!