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John Allin, Commercial Halfpenny, 1796 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 faded red uncirculated.
John Allin, (1738-1814) clothing and shoe salesman. He also operated Allin's Panorama Grand Exhibition in the Hay Market, Birmingham.