Warwickshire D&H 304 Nickson's
Warwickshire D&H 304 Nickson's

Warwickshire D&H 304 Nickson's

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Obv: Man wearing cap and gown, holding small book in right hand, WYON in small letters above right elbow, JOHN HALES FOUNDED around. Rev: View of Gothic building, THE FREE SCHOOL COVENTRY around, ANNO 1545 in exergue. Edge: COVENTRY HALFPENNY PAYABLE BY JOHN NICKSON 1799 + +. 

Uncirculated. Choice Red & brown. Sharp strike with lightest of scuff marks in obverse field. Lustre. Rare. 

72 of these were struck in copper after the original obverse die broke. Nickson was a leather manufacturer and senior partner in the firm Nickson & Townsend.  This is his private token as he was an avid coin collector. A Wyon and Kempson production.