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Peter Kempson, Copper Halfpenny (DH Wiltshire 9)

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Peter Kempson, Copper Halfpenny, obv A view of a building. HOLT SPA HOUSE above, NEAT LODGINGS * * * HOLT WATER below. And, around the perimeter SOLD BY JNO GRIFFITHS NO 27 ST. ALBANS STREET LONDON *, rev A male bust facing right. Around the perimeter HE FEELS HIS PEOPLES WANTS & RELIEVES THEM * *, edge plain  (Conder p.284, 203; Atkins p. 244, 9; D&H Wiltshire 9)

Substantial circular flan polish evident. Gem, toned and faded red uncirculated. Rare.

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