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Charles Honiatt, Copper Halfpenny, 1794 Obv An apple tree. HEREFORD HALFPENNY above, C: HONIATTS. BIRMM. WAREHOUSE below. Around the perimeter above * SUCCESS TO THE CIDER TRADE * Rev A figure of Justice standing, 1794 below. Around the perimeter FOR CHANGE NOT FRAUD Edge plain, rounded (Atkins p. 45, 5b; D&H Herefordshire 5b)
A bit softly struck up as usual, otherwise near gem uncirculated with substantial original color. Very rare with this edge.
Charles Honiatt, (1764-1837), brazier, tin plate worker, cider maker and warehouseman; later, mayor of Hereford.
Provenance: A H Baldwin & Sons