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Peter Kempson, Petersfield Halfpenny Mule (D&H Hampshire 50)

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Peter Kempson, Petersfield Halfpenny Mule Obv A man on horseback facing left. PETERSFIELD above. The point of the sword at a level with the bottom of the hat. Rev A group of weapons and musical instruments. On a lable FIFTH TROOP. Around the perimeter BLOFIELD CAVALRY  Edge Engrailed  (Atkins p. 38, 30; D&H Hampshire 50)

Struck from a heavily rusted obverse die and a later state of the reverse. Near gem, toned and faded red uncirculated. Rare.

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.