Middlesex D&H 470 Richardson's
Middlesex D&H 470 Richardson's

Middlesex D&H 470 Richardson's

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Obv: A bluecoat boy preparing to draw from a lottery wheel, NOTHING VENTURE NOTHING HAVE around, 1795 in exergue divided by cornucopia of money. Rev: RICHARDSON GOODLUCK & CO. SOLD NO 12807 THE LAST PRIZE OF £30000 SHARED IN SIXTEENTHS.

Uncirculated and Proof-like. Small obverse spot. 14g. 

Richardson, Goodluck and Co. were stock brokers and lottery office keepers. Goodluck was actually just an old county woman who was made partner simply because of her name and the use of it. She was paid £50 per year with no other interest in the firm.  The posture of the boy is actually in accordance with a Treasury order. While on duty at the lottery wheel, he kept his left hand in his girdle and his right hand open with the fingers extended, as shown on the token