Obv: Figure of Minerva standing, TRUTH FOR MY HELM & JUSTICE FOR MY SHIELD around. Rev: T SPENCE BOOK SELLER DEALER IN PRINTS & COINS N8 LITTLE TURNSTILE HOLBOB LONDON. Edge: Plain.
PCGS MS65BN. Gem.
Known as the first socialist, Thomas Spence was a thorn in the side of the crown during his time. His shop, ‘The Hive of Liberty’, was the source of his publication, ‘Pig’s Meat, or Lessons for the Swinish Multitude, Collected by the Poor Man’s Advocate’. After he declared bankruptcy, he sold his dies to Peter Skidmore, who would proceed to mule his dies with others, creating a whole different take on Spence’s dies