1830 Accession Of William IV Paul Pry 38mm Medal

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BHM 1418.

38mm. WM. By T. Halliday

Obverse showing bar head bust of William IV, reverse with bust of Queen Adelaide. 

Good Extremely Fine with much original brilliance and presented with the original paper envelope, which is extremely rare.

The name Paul Pry derived from a theatrical farce by John Poole (1825), about an interfering busybody. The name was taken up by a newspaper intended to expose political corruption and fraud. The medal would be linked to the English paper rather than its better known namesake, published by one Anne Royall in America