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Leighton Buzzard Halfpenny D&H3c

Bedfordshire Leighton Buzzard Halfpenny 1794
A girl making lace / A lamb
Edge: CHAMBERS . LANGSTON HALL & Co . X X .
Dalton & Hammer: 3c

17 miles southwest of Bedford is the town of Leighton Buzzard, where one of the main trades was lace, woven by the girl depicted on the front of the halfpenny.

On the reverse side in the center there is a sheep, from the wool of which many different haberdashery products were made and a circular legend: "PAY at LEIGHTON BERKHAMSTED or LONDON". Payments with this token could be made in Leyton, Bedfordshire, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, and London, where Chambers, Langston, Hall & Co, was engaged in haberdashery at 46 Gutter Lane, Cheapside.

Edge inscription: CHAMBERS. LANGSTON HALL & Co. XX.

Gentleman Stephen Langston, being a freeholder, lived in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Wyon token engraver, manufacturer Kempson.