London ( 742), Covent Garden, John Minchin, Baker, Halfpenny, 1664

£95.00

17th century token

Westminster (Metropolitan Middlesex)

Covent Garden

John Minchin, Baker

Halfpenny, 1664

Obv:  IOHN / MINCHIN / BAKER / OB

Rev:  IN COVENT GARDEN 1664         =        angel

2.31g.

BW 742, Norweb -.

Good Fine (the obverse struck from a rusty die). Extremely rare.

The expression "OB" on the obverse is an abbreviation of "obolus", a conventional term for a halfpenny which was already rather antiquated at this time.