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Peter Kempson, Emsworth Halfpenny Mule, 1794 Obv A female seated, right arm upon a globe and left upon an anchor. HALFPENNY above. In Ex. 1794 Rev A dove and cornucopia. Around the perimeter PEACE AND PLENTY Edge PAYABLE IN HULL AND IN LONDON - X - (Atkins p. 36, 8b; D&H Hampshire 12b)
From lightly rusted dies and almost uncirculated.
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 posession, and produced a variety of tokens for sale to collectors.