Angusshire – Dundee

1795 Angusshire Dundee Crooms Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: View of an ancient tower, DUNDEE HALF-PENNY . 1 7 9 5 . Ex: OLD TOWER FOUNDED 1 1 8 9

Reverse: View of a harbour, with a ship alongside a quay, COMMERCE AUGMENTS DUNDEE. Ex: Arms, supporters, and motto, DEI DONUM. At the sides, WRIGHT DELIN


D&H Angusshire No. 10 A. 7

Undated Angusshire Dundee Molisons Halfpenny Conder Token



Edge: Plain (in collar)

D&H Angusshire No. 13 A. 9

Ex. Mark Rasmussen

Invernesshire – Inverness

1794 Invernesshire Inverness Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A rose and thistle united. INVERNESSHALFPENNY. 1794

Reverse: A cornucopia of flowers, CONCORDIA ET FIDELITAS (harmony and faithfulness). Upon a stone at the bottom is inscribed CLACH NA CUDDEN


D&H Invernesshire 2

Lanarkshire – Glasgow

1791 Lanarkshire Glasgow Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: The arms of Glasgow, LET GLASGOW FLOURISH.

Reverse: A river god reclining on an urn, inscribed CLYDE, from which water is issuing . NUNQUAM ARESCERE (never dry up). Ex: MDCCXCI. The initials R. D. under.


D&H Lanarkshire 3

This from Dalton & Hamer:

The arms of Glasgow are very ancient, and are attributed to St. Kentigern, who is said to have founded a small religious establishment on the banks of a tributary of the Clyde, where the City now stands, and that he hung a bell upon a tree near by, to call the worshippers.
Now as to the “fish” and the “ring”: This refers to a certain queen who, tradition states, carried on an intrigue with a soldier, and gave to him a ring which she had received from the king. This ring was afterwards taken from the soldier while he slept, and, by the king was thrown into the Clyde, who later demanded its production by the queen; she, in her difficulty consulted the Saint, who had a newly caught fish brought, in which was found the ring, and thereby the king’s suspicions were allayed. But there appears a bird perched on a branch of the tree, to which no reference is made in the foregoing note.
Another version is given in a manuscript note by the late Rev. W. R. Hay, M.A., vicar of Rochdale : ” The arms of Glasgow are—a tree in full leaf, a bird at the top of it, a bell hanging from the tree, and a salmon with a ring in its mouth. The story: A man promised marriage
to a servant cook, and after having bought the wedding ring, refused to marry her. On her upbraiding him, he threw the ring over the bridge into the Clyde, and promised that if she found and brought it to him he would marry her. Some time after, in gutting a salmon for
dinner, she found the ring in it ; on which she claimed the promise, and her lover married her.
” The tree is the woman ready to be married ; the bird at the top, her lover who would not come down ; the bell, that which should have rang for their marriage; and the salmon, that which swallowed the ring.”
The following lines are current in Scotland on the subject:—
” Here’s a tree that never grew,
Here’s a bird that never flew,
Here’s a bell that never rung,
And here’s a drunken salmon.”
The salmon is described as “drunken” because it appears as floating on its back, this being the position of a dead fish in water.
The design of the reverse represents a river god reclining on an urn, from which water is issuing; the urn is inscribed CLYDE ; the legend refers to the Clyde never drying up. The initials below the date (RD) are probably those of Roger Dixon, die-sinker, of Birmingham.
Several tons of tokens were struck for Gilbert Shearer & Co., at the Soho Mint.

Lothian – Edinburgh

1796 Scotland Lothian Edinburgh Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A flower spray in a shield, BRITANIA RULES THE WAVES. ‘R U L E S’ to left of shield.

Reverse: A buck s head. Middle horn to centre of N. 1796  LET BRITAIN FLOURISH

Edge: Plain

D&H Lothian 2 A. 2

1797 Scotland Lothian Edinburgh Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: View of a public building. EDINBURGH HALFPENNY 1797  PAYE BY ANDERSON LESLIE & c° WRIGHT DES. in small
letters on the ground. Ex : NEW UNIVERSITY

Reverse: A gardener holding a spade in one hand and a shrub in the other. NEU SEGNES JACEANT TERRAE ETIAM
MONTES CONSERERE JUVAT. (Nor let even the poor and infertile grounds lie neglected )

Edge: Plain

D&H Lothian 7 A. 5

1796 Scotland Lothian Edinburgh Archibald Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: Shield of arms, 17-96. Crest a palm branch, DITAT. SERVATA FIDES. JOS. ARCHIBALD . SEEDSMAN . EDIN. A group of eight dots between ” JOS.” and ” DITAT.”

Reverse: SELLS | GARDEN, GRASS, | & FLOWER SEEDS, | FRUIT TREES | &c. &c. &c.

Edge: Milled

D&H Lothian 10 A. 7

1796 Scotland Lothian Edinburgh Campbell Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A Turk’s head smoking a pipe, JAMES and a small ornament under. PAYABLE AT CAMPBELLS SNUFF SHOP.

Reverse: A snuff jar labelled 37, between two thistles, two pipes crossed above, 1796. SAINT ANDREWS STREET EDINBURGH. Short 1 in date.

Edge: Plain (not in collar)

D&H Lothian 14a A. 11b

1796 Scotland Lothian Edinburgh Harrison Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A cypher, H H with a small ornament top and bottom.

Reverse: An anchor dividing the date 17—96. H .HARRISON . ST . LEONARDS . EDIN. The letters N are formed properly, and there are no dots between the words of the legend, EDIN to right of anchor.

Edge: Plain

D&H Lothian 20 A. 15

Ex. James Carse Black collection

1790 Scotland Lothian Edinburgh Halfpenny Conder Token

D&H Lothian 23

1790 Scotland Lothian Edinburgh Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: St. Andrew with his cross between thistles. NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT. Ex: 1790

Nemo me impune lacessit was the Latin motto of the Royal Stuart dynasty of Scotland from at least the reign of James VI when it appeared on the reverse side of merk coins minted in 1578 and 1580. It is the adopted motto of the Order of the Thistle and of three Scottish regiments of the British Army. The motto also appears, in conjunction with the collar of the Order of the Thistle, in later versions of the Royal coat of arms of the Kingdom of Scotland and subsequently in the version of the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom used in Scotland. It means No one “cuts” (attacks/assails) me with impunity.

Reverse: The arms of Edinburgh between thistles, crest an anchor. EDINBURGH HALFPENNY.


D&H Lothian 26 (‘R’)

Lothian – Leith

1796 Scotland Lothian Leith Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A ship and boat sailing by a fort. SUCCESS TO THE PORT OF LEITH 1 7 9 6
There is a small triangular flag on the look-out of the fort.

Reverse: A female seated holding a wand in one hand and a pair of scales in the other, a thistle behind her, packages and a cask in front labelled TEA and GIN ; the end of the wand touches the letter u of “HOUSE.” PAYABLE AT THE HOUSE OF JOHN WHITE KIRK-GATE LEITH

Edge: Plain

D&H Lothian 58 A. 50

Not Local

A collection of predominantly English coins from the Tudor era to the present day

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