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Samuel Birchall, copper halfpenny, 1795 (D&H Yorkshire 28)

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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.