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Peter Kempson, Cambridgeshire Halfpenny Mule, 1795 Obv A beehive and bees. Around the perimeter INDUSTRY HAS ITS SURE REWARDS. Rev A figure of Britannia seated. Around the perimeter RULE BRITANNIA, 1795 below. Edge PAYABLE IN LONDON and engrailed (Atkins p. 7, 12b; D&H Cambridgeshire 14b)
Very choice, toned and faded red 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.