Great Britain ND (ca 1790) Halfpenny Conder Token, Suffolk, Bury, Abbey Gate-Rackhams Book DH-29 MS63BN PCGS

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Great Britain ND (ca 1790) Halfpenny Conder Token, Suffolk, Bury, Abbey Gate-Rackhams Book DH-29 MS63BN PCGS. Obv. An ancient gateway, with ABBEY GATE above (softly struck, it resembles SPYGATE). Rev. An open book in center, PAYABLE AT RACKHAMS above, CIRCULATING * LIBRA(last R absent, Y is higher; poor planning on the engraver’s part) | ANGEL HILL | BURY. Edge: OR AT LEATHERDALE’S . X . HARLESTON NORFOLK. Considerable mint red remaining on the reverse. PCGS Population: 1 in 63BN, 3 finer (10/2019).

Background: John Rackham, a printer, had his circulating library opposite the Abbey Gate, Bury.

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