North Wales Farthing Token 1793
We have a small group scarce Farthing tokens issued for use in Wales in 1793. There are two types which are very similar in design. This one was issued for North Wales, but another was made for South Wales. They both feature on the obverse an uncrowned portrait of The Prince of Wales at the time who was to become King George IV in 1820 with the legend NORTH WALES FARTHING. The reverse has the legend PRO BONO PUBLICO (For the Public Good) above a shield with the Prince of Wales’ crest. They generally grade as About Very Fine but for some reason the South Wales pieces seem slightly better than the North Wales ones but we will try to supply a matching pair if you buy both.