Provincial Tokens
Gloucestershire Badminton DH 48

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Item Description: 1/2P 1796 G.BRIT D&h-48 GLOUCESTERSHIRE-BADMINTON E: PLAIN Gloucestershire DH 48
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:

Gloucestershire Badminton DH #48 - Diesinker: Thomas Willets, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Issurer: John Jelly and David Arnot. Obverse: a wheatsheaf with A below * RELIEF * AGAINST * MONOPOLY * * Reverse: a pair of scales, 6 1/2 lb between pans BREAD FOR 1s. APRIL 1796 + GOD BE PRAISED + Edge: Plain
Mr. Jelly was an attorney and Mr. Arnot was a schoolmaster in Bath. Both were avid collectors of tradesmen tokens and both issued tokens for their own businesses. Mr. Jelly for the Bath Botanical Gardens and Mr. Arnot for the Spa at Holt in Wiltshire.
The Badminton tokens were struck to perpetuate the memory of Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort (1744-1803), during the corn crisis at the end of the 18th century.
The Badminton series of tokens consist of seven dies freely mulled together to produce 36 different tokens, each were produced in limited numbers.

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