John Palmer mail coach token, 1797
- John Palmer mail coach token.
- London, 1797.
- Physical Description:
- 1 token : copper ; 27 mm in diameter
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- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- 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.
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.
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