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Robert Loder, Copper Penny, 1796 ( D&H Suffolk 15)

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Robert Loder, Copper Penny, 1796obv A bust facing forward. Around the perimeter THO: SEKFORD ESQ. FOUNDED WOODBRIDGE ALMSHOUSES 1587, rev A shield of arms between palm branches, and the motto, ORATIONES . ET . ELEEMOS . ASCENDUNT . IN . MEMORIAM . CORAM . DEO . Within a beaded border. Around the perimeter . AT WHOSE EXPENCE COUNTY MAPS WERE FIRST ENGRAVED 1574, edge PUBLISHED BY R. LODER 1796 .X.  (Conder p.142, 13; Pye p.49, 4; Virt p.148; Atkins p. 186, 14; D&H Suffolk 15)

Gem uncirculated with nearly full original color.

Robert Loder, (d. 1811) founder of a bookselling and printing business in Woodbridge; later an author of antiquarian works of local interest.