Trade token (reverse), Halfpenny, of E Campbell, Edinburgh

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Trade token (reverse), Halfpenny, of E Campbell, Edinburgh

This is the reverse of a copper halfpenny trade token of E Campbell of Edinburgh. Dated 1796, this token is a 'mule' - struck from two dies not usually used together.

The reverse depicts two crossed pipes with a snuff jar, labelled 37, below. The jar sits between two thistles. The surrounding text reads 'SAINT ANDREWS STREET EDINBURGH'.

Representations of Highlanders were often used on the signs of shops selling snuff and tobacco.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-336-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.395
Date: 1796
Material: Copper; much lustre, no evidence of wear. Inscription: Obv: THE GALLANT GARB OF SCOTLAND / Rev: SAINT ANDREWS STREET EDINBURGH; 37; 1796 / Rim: SPENCE DEALER IN COINS LONDON
Dimensions: 29 mm x 28.5 mm / Die Axis: 6.5
What: ICOM Number: D&H 18
Trade token, farthing
Subject: Trade tokens
Who: Campbell's Snuff Shop, St Andrews Street, Edinburgh (Issuer)
Spence, London (Maker?)
Where: England, London
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Copper farthing trade token of Campbell's Snuff Shop, Edinburgh, issued by Spence, London, 1796
  • Dalton and Hamer, LothiaN 18 
  • Seaby's Standard Catalogue of British Coins Part 4: Coins and Tokens of Scotland, compiled by P. Frank Purvey. London: Seaby, 1972. 
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