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Title:
John Palmer mail coach token.
Published/Created:
London, 1797.
Physical Description:
1 token : copper ; 27 mm in diameter
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Tokens (Cabinet O)
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
A Conder token, or privately minted coin, by an unidentified issuer. The token honors the theater proprietor and postal reformer, John Palmer (1742-1818). Schemes devised by Palmer are credited for providing an efficient mail delivery service in Great Britain during the late 18th century.
Obverse: a mail coach pulled by four horses. Lettering: MAIL COACH HALFPENNY. TO TRADE EXPEDITION & TO PROPERTY PROTECTION. PAYABLE IN LONDON.
Reverse: text within a wreath pattern. Lettering: TO J. PALMER. ESQ. THIS IS INSCRIBED AS A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE FOR BENEFITS RECE'D FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MAIL COACHES.
Edge: plain.
Dalton, R. Provincial token-coinage of the 18th century, Middlesex 364
Atkins, J. Tradesmen's tokens of the eighteenth century, 259
Subject Terms:
Palmer, John, 1742-1818.
Postal service -- Great Britain.
Stagecoaches -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Halfpennies.
Tokens.
Conder tokens.
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