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Thomas Erskine. Halfpenny. Ca 1790


Thomas Erskine’s Political and Social Series London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token undated. Obverse: Bust of Erskine to left with legend: “HON. T. ERSKINE”. Reverse: Legend on four lines: “A FRIEND TO FREEDOM & RIGHTS OF MAN.”. Plain edge. Erskine was the council for the successful defence of John Horne Tooke, Hardy etc in the sedition trials of 1794, having been charged with high treason.

Lustrous extremely fine.

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