1792 English Half Penny Antique Coin
Nice clear specimen of Lady Godiva, an 11th century noblewoman married to Leofric, the powerful Earl of Mercia and Lord of Coventry. PRO BONO PUBLICO means FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD and Lady Godiva is portrayed riding a horse. Reverse side is stamped with a castle-clad elephant which traditionally appears on the official crest of Coventry, England.
This is a Conder token, so named for James Conder who was an early collector and catalogued interesting coins privately minted in response to British coin shortages in rural areas. Usually pennies and half pennies, Conder tokens were minted by towns, businesses, and organizations of all types to meet a need for low denomination coinage that was not being provided by the government. Thousands of varieties of tokens were minted, many are beautiful and intricate works of art.
Diameter is approximately 29 mm
This is an original coin, not a reproduction
Antique money is NON-RETURNABLE