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Peter Kempson, Birmingham series of Churches and Chapels, obv A view of a building. Around the perimeter BLUE COAT CHARITY SCHOOL Ex: ENLARGED 1794, rev A shield of arms encircled by an inscription MAKER OF BUTTONS MEDALS &c. BIRMINGHAM; P. KEMPSON. above. P of P. KEMPSON aligns over the space between the O and F of OF. Period after KEMPSON, edge plain (Conder p.165, 42; Virt p.54; Atkins p. 216, 106; D&H Warwickshire 197a)
Near gem, toned 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 possession, and produced a variety of tokens for sale to collectors.