This is a 1793 Great Britain, Dorsetshire, Sherborne, Half Penny Conder Token PCGS AU53 DH-7 (About/Almost Uncirculated 53). This is a darker brown looking coin with some areas darkness on each side.There are a few "crack" looking areas on the surface of the coin, but the details are still quite strong. The coin is set in the slab with the "PP&W/Beehive" facing up. By purchasing this item, you are more than welcome to download the True View's provided by the PCGS Photography Team. Please use your own best judgement to determine the grade/quality of the coin and see each picture before purchasing!
There is only one eighteenth-century provincial coin series - the halfpennies of Pretor, Pew and Whitty, the owner-partnership of the Sherborne and Dorsetshire Bank - that has any overt claim to have been issued by a bank (in the strictest sense). Even then, the partnership operated a virtually inseparable grocery business in which the roots of the bank lay. There were no other tokens put out for miles around, at the professed time of its issue, and that the Sherborne halfpenny circulated locally as familiar small change over a not insignificant period, is evident from the appreciable wear of the twelve examples of the type in the Dorset County Museum, and of the number that are still in private hands. Bearing in mind what must have been the halfpenny's original incidence it comes as some surprise to find that, although dated 1793, it is not listed in any of the early catalogues of provincial coins until its inclusion in James Conder's Arrangement of 1798.
Its absence from Samuel Birchall's Descriptive List, which was not published until the early part of 1796, is especially significant since, in addition to his own observations, he had the benefit of information supplied by a number of enthusiastic collectors of provincial coins; and by Matthew Young, a dealer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the contemporary token scene. One of Birchall's correspondents was Miss Banks and, although she was usually adept at securing pieces soon after they were struck, it is known from her own manuscript evidence that she did not acquire her specimen until 2 January 1797.All this naturally raises the question of whether the date on the token was its actual date of issue en. NOTE: The coin pictured is the one you will receive.
Please keep in mind that the coin was photographed at DIFFERENT ANGLES under the same FLUORESCENT light in order to showcase the coin's quality and uniqueness. The coin may appear DARKER/LIGHTER depending on the ANGLES and LIGHTING it is VIEWED UNDER. We strive to provide the most accurate and best representation of our product. Please do not hesitate to request additional pictures or angles!This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Half Penny". The seller is "lcgwholesale" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.