Provincial Tokens
Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 59





Coin Details

Origin/Country: G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX
Item Description: PENNY (1790'S)G.B. D&h-59 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 59
Full Grade: NGC MS 64 BN
Owner: farthing

Set Details

Custom Sets: Provincial Tokens
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #59 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a view of a large building with wings and forecourt THE IRONMONGERS ALMSHOUSE Ex: ERECTED MDCCXIII in two lines between two small sprigs of leaves. Reverse: The Arms of the City of London between palm branches crossed beneath the shield, legend on a raised rim LONDON PENNY TOKEN, a small ornament at the bottom. Edge: Plain.
The Ironmonger's Almshouse, open to poor members of the Company, was founded in 1686 by the Lord Mayor of London, a onetime Master of the Company. A statue of the founder with the civic sword at his side can be seen above the entrance.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building tokens made for collectors.

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