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Peter Kempson, Copper Halfpenny Mule, 1792 (D&H Lancashire 149)

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Peter Kempson, Copper Halfpenny Mule, 1792, obv A shield of arms and crest. Around the perimeter ROCHDALE HALFPENNY. 1792 A line drawn across the two points of the shield cuts the terminal of the L of ROACHDALE on the left. The period after HALFPENNY close to the 2 of the date, rev A mounted dragoon. PRO REGE ET PATRIA. above. Ex: QUEENS BAYS The point of the sword slightly to the right of the E of REGE, the cokade between the E and T of ET, edge . + PAYABLE IN LONDON and engrailed  (Conder p.60, 47; Atkins p. 65, 92; D&H Lancashire 149)

Gem, toned uncirculated. Scarce.

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