Token: Great Britain (Conder ) Hull Halfpenny 1791
A man named James Conder undertook the somewhat daunting task of identifying, organizing, and cataloging a large set of privately issued tokens used in Great Britain during the late 1700s and early 1800s. There were not enough regular government-issued coins to support commerce in sparsely populated regions, so various individuals took it upon themselves to produce tokens.
Assembling a large set of Conder tokens would be great fun for the numismatist (coin collector). Since they are reasonably priced, the set would not break the bank.
This one is a 'Hull Halfpenny' issued, I believe, by Yorkshire. Prices fall in line with other Conder tokens:
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $200
Damaged or cleaned tokens will be worth about zero. See our Terminology page for an explanation of catalog values.
, Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Peter Wood, Sat, 08-Feb-2014 12:35:33 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 08-Feb-2014 18:43:42 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 25-Jan-2016 17:13:15 GMT
Requester description: 1797 Inscriptions Obverse: Halfpenny 1797 Reverse: GULIELMUS TEPTIUS.REX. Devices On the same side as the coin's date (Obverse) is a shield which holds 3 crowns within it beneath the shield is a set of laurel leaves growing around the bottom edge of the coin. On the reverse of the coin is a mounted rider on a horse riding from right to left (Facing an Easterly direction) beneath the horse's hooves is a straight line and a small inscription which cannot be made out at first glance.
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