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Samuel Birchall, copper halfpenny, 1795 Obv A shield of arms between branches of oak, crest a lion rampant and an oak tree. Around the perimeter LEEDS COMMERCIAL HALFPENNY. Large shield and crest. Rev A fleece hanging. Aroiund the perimeter PROSPERITY TO THE WOOLEN MANUFACTORY 1795. Edge PAYABLE BY SAMUEL BIRCHALL (Conder p.182, 16; Pye p.26, 5; Virt p.95; Atkins p. 252, 27; D&H Yorkshire 28)
Essentially as made and rare.
Samuel Birchall, (1761-1814), antiquarian and publisher of A Descriptive List of the Provincial Copper Coins or Tokens issued between 1786 and 1796.