Obv: View of Caesar’s Tower, FIRMUM IN VITA NIHIL around, MDCCXCVI in exergue. Rev: A cypher P K, WARWICKSHIRE PROMISSORY PENNY around on raised rim. Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY.
Uncirculated with trifling obverse spot above tower. No marks. Penny size.
A gorgeous token on a full weight flan made for sale to collectors. Struck by Peter Kempson. Kenilworth Castle is featured on the obverse, reduced to ruins by the followers of Oliver Cromwell. Once owned by John of Gaunt and passed to his son, Henry IV, making it property of the crown. Design by Wyon.