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Peter Kempson, Cambridge Halfpenny, 1795 Obv A beehive and bees. Around the perimeter INDUSTRY HAS ITS SURE REWARDS. Rev A Druid's head facing right. Around the perimeter CURRENT IN THE COUNTIES OF, 1795 below. Edge CAMBRIDGE BEDFORD . AND HUNTINGTON (Conder p.20, 8; Pye p.13, 7; Virt p.107; Atkins p. 7, 10; D&H Cambridgeshire 12)
Choice, lustrous 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.