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Peter Kempson, Copper Farthing, 1793 Obv A bust in profile to left. Around the perimeter SR. ISAAC NEWTON . Rev A cornucopia and olive branch. FARTHING above, 1793 below. Edge Milled (Conder p.250, 55; Atkins p. 382, 220; D&H Middlesex 1151)
Essentially as made with nearly full original color.
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.