John Allin, Commercial Halfpenny, 1796 (D&H Warwickshire 62)
Obv: A man standing, holding a flag. A large shield in front, inscribed ALLIN'S PANORAMA GRAND EXHIBITION ADMITE. 1s. Around the perimeter PEACE AND GOOD WILL TO ALL MEN.
Rev: An inscription on eight lines CHEAP CLOTHES & YORK SHOE WAREHOUSE & RETAILE. Around the perimeter I ALLIN HAY-MARKET BIRMINGHAM . 1796 .
Edge: Milled (Conder p.161, 7; Pye p.8, 8; Virt p.159; Atkins p. 207, 40; D&H Warwickshire 62)
Near gem uncirculated.
John Allin, (1738-1814) clothing and shoe salesman. He also operated Allin's Panorama Grand Exhibition in the Hay Market, Birmingham.