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1790s NGC MS 66 Spence Tooke 1/2 Penny Conder Middlesex Token Coin DH 878 POP 1/0 (16072102D)

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  • Gem Mint State Uncirculated Great Britain Conder 1/2 penny token coin.
  • Catalog: Middlesex, Spence's D&H 878.
  • Certified by NGC to MS 66 BN, Population Census This coin, NONE higher (PCGS 0/0).
  • Finest Known!
  • Dark toned with underlying luster, very nice in hand.
  • Obverse: bust of Tooke facing right, HORNE TOOKE ESQ, below JACOBS. F.
  • Reverse: view of Sessions House, SESSIONS - HOUSE / OLD BAILY. 
  • Edge: Plain. 
  • Thomas Spence was an activist born in Newcastle in 1750.
  • Spence issued this token to commemorate the acquittal of his activist colleague Horne Tooke.
  • John Horne Tooke was tried on a charge of high treason. The trial was held at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey.