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Title(s):

John Palmer mail coach token.

Published/Created:
1797.
Physical Description:
1 token : copper ; diameter 27 mm, depth 1 mm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Tokens
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
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
The token honors the theater proprietor and postal reformer, John Palmer (1742-1818).
Subject Terms:
Palmer, John, 1742-1818.
Postal service -- Great Britain.
Stagecoaches.
Form/Genre:
Halfpennies.
Tokens.
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