½ Penny Lancashire - Lancaster / John of Gaunt

½ Penny (Lancashire - Lancaster / John of Gaunt) -  obverse½ Penny (Lancashire - Lancaster / John of Gaunt) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Type Token
Years 1791-1794
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480)
Currency Conder tokens (1787-1797)
Composition Copper
Weight 10.7 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 162994
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References DH# 51,
Richard Dalton, Samuel H. Hamer ; 1918. The Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century. Davisson's Ltd., London, United Kingdom.
Atkins# 27
James Atkins; 1892. The Tradesmen's Tokens of the Eighteenth Century. W.S. Lincoln, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Bust of John of Gaunt left, legend around, toothed border.

Note: star below bust

Lettering: IOHN OF GAUNT DUKE OF LANCASTER *

Reverse

Standing facing figure of Bishop Blaze holding a wool-comb with a lamb at his feet, legend around.

Lettering: ARTIS NOSTRÆ CONDITOR.

Comments

Listed in Dalton & Hamer under Lancaster Mules, the reverse die being as Yorkshire Paley's, DH#43-54.

Obverse die variety exists with no star below bust, DH#52.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1791-1794) 

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