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Lady Godiva's tax protest
Privately minted 1792-1794 halfpenny token issued during Great Britain’s Condor token craze depicts the legendary Lady Godiva and carries the legend PRO BONO PUBLICO as do many Condor tokens, meaning "for the public good." Lady Godiva’s ride, too, was for the public good. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.