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Patrick Maxwell, Commercial Halfpenny, 1797 Obv A hank of yarn and a package of dressed flax, dividing the date 17 - 97. Around the perimeter PERTH . HALFPENNY . . . . The top of the second 7 of the date angles down and to the left, pointing to the center of the enclosed loop of the 9; the top right of the last 7 aligns with the first limb of the first N of HALFPENNY. Rev The arms of Perth, and the motto PRO REGE LEGE ET GREGE around the perimeter. The top of the wings nearly in line with the top of the heads; the middle claw on the right to the first limb of the second E of GREGE. Edge PAYABLE AT THE HOUSE OF PAT.K MAXWELL XX (Conder p.127, 3; Pye p.41, 4; Virt p.; Atkins p. 324, 5; D&H Perthshire 5)
Nice, lustrous uncirculated.
Patrick Maxwell, grocer, High Street, Perth