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Peter Kempson, Copper Halfpenny (D&H Durham 4)

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Peter Kempson, Copper Halfpenny, obv A figure of Faith standing holding a book. Around the perimeter SOUTH SHIELDS HALFPENNY . 1794 ., rev A ship under sail to right. Around the perimeter SUCCESS TO THE COAL TRADE, edge PAYABLE AT SOUTH SHIELDS AND LONDON . X X .  (Conder p.32, 4; Pye p.44, 10; Virt p.3; Atkins p. 24, 5; D&H Durham 4)

Sharply struck from an early- to mid-state of the obverse die. Near gem uncirculated.

Peter Kempson, (1755-1824), buttonmaker, later token manufacturer, St. Mary's Row, Birmingham, later Little Charles Street.