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Peter Kempson, Copper Farthing, 1795 Obv A beehive and bees. Around the perimeter INDUSTRY HAS IT'S SURE REWARD * Rev A druid's head in profile to right. Around the perimeter CURRENT IN THE COUNTIES OF 1795 Edge milled (Atkins p. 9, 34; D&H Cambridgeshire 36)
Small spot on reverse, otherwise choice, lustrous red and brown unc.
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.