Warwickshire D&H 122 Clarke's
Warwickshire D&H 122 Clarke's

Warwickshire D&H 122 Clarke's

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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.