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EM77 – London, Tower Street, P.S.M, Copper Farthing Token, 1648, 1.12g., 16mm, AT THE KINGS HEAD, bust of a king, rev., IN TOWER STREETE, 1648, PSM, (BW 3220), very fine. $95 SOLD
This token is believed to be the earliest dated issue in the main body of the series. The Kings Head tavern was visited by the famous diarist Samuel Pepys on April 25, 1661, where he had what he described in his diary as "a dirty dinner". No further visits are recorded.