Peter Kempson, Birmingham Halfpenny, 1793 Obv A figure of a boy standing. Around the perimeter BIRMINGHAM HALFPENNY. Ex: 1793 Rev A shield bearing four hedgehogs, crest a hedgehog. Around the perimeter INDUSTRY HAS ITS SURE REWARD. Edge CURRENT EVERY WHERE (Conder p.163, 20; Pye p.8, 3; Virt p.65; Atkins p. 206, 30; D&H Warwickshire 50)
Very choice uncirculated.
Peter Kempson, (1755-1824), buttonmaker, later token manufacturer, St. Mary's Row, Birmingham, later Little Charles Street. Kempson was actively involved in the production of tokens from 1791 until 1799, turning out more than 60 tons of "legitimate provincial coins" for various commissions. Kempson also freely muled dies in his posession, and produced a variety of tokens for sale to collectors.