Lot 2042: Augustus Cove, London medalet in the style of an 18th Century Halfpenny Token 27mm diameter and in copper weighing 6.8 grammes, die axis upright, Augustus Cove a dealer in China and Glass, was criminally and unjustly treated by the Grand Junction

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Description: Augustus Cove, London medalet in the style of an 18th Century Halfpenny Token 27mm diameter and in copper weighing 6.8 grammes, die axis upright, Augustus Cove a dealer in China and Glass, was criminally and unjustly treated by the Grand Junction Canal Company. The sorry tale began when Cove took a lease on a wharf at Paddington basin. What followed is told in Cove's book which is named on the medalet. The second edition of the book ran to 185 pages. Obverse: BEWARE OF THE GRAND JUNCTION CANAL COMP.Y SOME OF WHOSE FRAUD, OPPRESSION, PERJURY, FORGERY, & ROBBERY &Ca, ARE SET FORTH IN ...Reverse: .AUGUSTUS COVE'S PUBLICATIONS. ENTITLED THE TOCSIN SOUNDED OR THE BULL TAKEN BY THE HORNS &c TO BE HAD OF THE BOOKSELLERS Lustrous About UNC with a few spots, Rare
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