Obv: Shield of arms between branches of oak, crest a lion rampant and an oak tree, LEEDS COMMERCIAL HALFPENNY. (around). Rev: A hanging fleece, PROSPERITY TO THE WOOLLEN MANUFACTORY around, 1795 below. Edge: PAYABLE BY SAMUEL BIRCHALL.
Extremely Fine. Choice brown. 12g. 28.17mm.
Samuel Birchall’s private token. This highly sought token has 113 different edges! This was done at Birchall’s request in order to make rare varieties for the collector. Good luck finding one! This variety is the most common of the set. Birchall also published ‘A Descriptive List of the Provincial Copper Coins or Tokens issued between the years 1786 and 1796 by Samuel Birchall of Leeds, from the originals in his own possession’. A true rarity that!