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Gilbert Shearer, Commercial Halfpenny, 1791 Obv The arms of Glasgow upon a shield. Around the perimeter LET GLASGOW FLOURISH The center line of the shield aligns with space between the U and R of FLOURISH. Rev A river god reclining on an urn, inscribed CLYDE. Around the perimeter NUNQUAM ARESCERE, MDCCXCI below. The initials R. D. under date. Edge PAYABLE AT THE HOSUE OF GILBERT SHEARER & CO: (Conder p.62, 1; Pye p.21, 4; Virt p.19; Atkins p. 305, 2; D&H Lanarkshire 2)
Choice, toned uncirculated.
Gilbert Shearer & Company, Gilbert Shearer (1740-1792) clothing merchant, No. 47 Trongatye, Glasgow.