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Middlesex-Spence’s D&H-837, Plain Edge.

According to R.C. Bell’s Political and Commemorative Pieces Simulating Tradesmens’ Tokens 1770-1802, the central figure hanging from the gallows on the obverse of this piece is probably intended to be Thomas Pain, with Thomas Spence and Thomas Hardy or Thomas Evans on either side.

The inscription on the reverse plays on the double meaning of Knave for a rogue and a Jack in a deck of cards (a reference to the Jacobin Club, a far-left political movement at the time of the French Revolution, though the term came to refer to all supporters of revolutionary opinions).

And this is a delicious chocolate and caramel nougat Choice AU example.


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Coin #: 576081  |  Cert. #: 44671141

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