5 Shillings - Bishop de Jersey & Co.

Features

Location Guernsey
Type Trade tokens › Business token
Year 1809
Value 5 Shillings
Currency Guernsey - Tokens
Composition Silver (.896)
Weight 27.0674 g
Diameter 40 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 278881
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# Tn1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Pointed shield within beaded circle

Script: Latin

Lettering: BISHOP DE JERSEY & CO.

Reverse

Value within wreath, date below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BANK OF GUERNSEY
TOKEN
OF FIVE
SHILLINGS
1808

Mint

Soho Mint, Handsworth, England (1788-1850)

Comments

The issue was struck by a joint venture between Abraham Bishop and Henry de Jersey, two traders who combined forces to form a private bank, Bishop de Jersey & Co., which only very briefly issued coinage. Assigned a value of 5 Shillings, the type was struck over Spanish 8 Reales at the Soho mint, a fact that is fully evident when one examines the example at hand, which exhibits large portions of the undertype still visible, including the name of Charles IV and the year of original issue (1794).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1809 

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Heritage Auctions
Lot 34284
Internet Archive
Jan 7, 2019 AU
(NGC AU-58)
USD 13 200.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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