Obv: Man behind counter holding scales, PENNY TOKEN above, 1798 in exergue. Rev: BN. JACOB AUCTIONEER IRONMONGER & C WELCH CROSS BIRMINGHAM in five lines, last line curved, hand holding auctioneer’s gavel between four and fifth lines. Edge: Plain.
Extra Fine. Penny.
108 were struck for Benjamin Jacobs by Kempson. Dies engraved by Willetts. A late date for a token (1798), as Matthew Boulton had started his coinage contract with the crown in 1797. Most likely an advertising ticket for Jacobs’ business as an auctioneer and ironmonger.