Obv: Britannia crowning with laurel a bust of George III, BIRMINGHAM HALFPENNY around. Rev: Oak tree, ships in the distance, BRITANNIAE TUTAMEN. (around), MDCCXCV in exergue. Edge: PAYABLE AT THE HOUSE OF JOHN CLARKE BULL STREET +.
NGC MS66BN. As struck. From the unflawed die. Very Rare (36 struck).
In my humble opinion, the most beautiful of all the Conder tokens. John Clarke was a chemist and druggist in Birmingham. The dies for this token quickly broke. This is from the unbroken, flawless die. An early strike for sure. Dies by Wyon, manufactured by Kempson.