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PRIVATE TOKENS
1799  
Payable by George Barker
Obverse.- Head of Mercury to left

Like many counties Warwickshire has its share of beautiful and high quality tokens.


The question is clear which token were for currency? Which were patterns? Or just those that were made to sell to collectors.

The answer is ambiguous; there are for sure those that were of such a high quality they were not for circulation.

 

I am always interested to hear individual views to info@petitioncrown.com


        


1799  
Payable by George Barker
Obverse.- Head of Mercury to left
Upper legend.- FURTUM   INGENIOSUS   AD   OMNE
Lower legend.- BIRMINGHAM   HALFPENYY
Revers.- A pyramid in ruins, beside it is a fallen statue ;
above, three hands clasped separating the inscription.
Legend.- FOEDUS    SIC    OMNIA, 
Exergue.- MIIII   SORTE   DATUM.   MDCCXCIX.
Edge.- PAYABLE   BY   GEORGE   BARKER   +   + incuse, struck in collar.

These were remarkable fine work and were made at Kempson's
     
We understand 12 were in copper & 12 in white metal.   










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