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James Sketchley, Masonic Copper Halfpenny Obv The Freemasons' Arms and supporters, crest a bird upon a sphere. AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA on a ribbon below. Around the perimeter 24 NOV 1790 PRINCE OF WALES ELECTED GM. + The bird's head under the O of OF; the supporters ribbed; no punctuation after NOV; quatrefoil under the arms. Rev A bust of the Prince of Wales facing forward. Around the perimeter GEO PRINCE OF WALES. HALFPENNY. Period after WALES and after HALFPENNY. Edge PAYABLE IN LANCASTER LONDON OR BRISTOL (Atkins p. 376, 157; D&H Middlesex 367)
Reverse planchet void and a few minor marks, otherwise choice, sharp uncirculated.
James Sketchley, (d. 1801), freemason, printer, publisher, and auctioneer, 61 High Street.
Provenance: A H Baldwin & Sons