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Samuel Kingdon, Commercial Halfpenny, 1792 Obv A three-quarter figure of Bishop Blaize facing forward. The date 17 - 92 divided by the figure. Around the perimeter SUCCESS TO THE WOOLEN MANUFACTORY. Period after Y. The top of the Bishop's hat aligns with the O and L of WOOLEN. Rev Shield of arms and supporters. SEMPER FIDELIS on the ribbon, 1792 below. EXETER HALFPENNY above. The E of EXETER is below the top of the pegasus' head. Edge PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF SAMUEL KINGDON . X . (Conder p.29, 2; Pye p.19, 6; Virt p.16; Atkins p. 20, 2; D&H Devonshire 2)
Choice, lustrous uncirculated.
Samuel Kingdon, (1745-1797), originally apprenticed as a haberdasher, later set up as an ironmonger with a business and residence in Fore Street, Exeter.