Matthew Denton, Copper Farthing, 1795 (D&H Middlesex 1057) Obv: Two busts in profile facing. Around the perimeter WE THREE BLOCKHEADS BE 1795 Rev: A deformed dwarf. Around the perimeter SIR JEFFERY DUNSTAN 1795 Edge: Plain (Conder p.303, 404; Virt p.132; Atkins p. 142, 757; D&H Middlesex 1057)
Ancient scrape on the reverse and some die rust evident, otherwise choice, brown and faded red uncirculated.
Matthew Denton, (1771-1838) publisher and coin dealer, Hospital Gate and 139 St. Johns Street, West Smithfield. Along with Thomas Prattent, co-author of the Virtuoso's Companion and Coin Collector's Guide. This token was plated on page 130.
The three blockheads die was intended to have a bit of fun with contemporary token collectors. With two busts pictured, the inscription WE THREE BLOCKHEADS BE prompted the observer to ask who was the third blockhead. Mr. Denton would then respond “That would be thee.”