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Samuel Kingdon, Copper 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 below. EXETER HALFPENNY above, edge PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF SAMUEL KINGDON . X . in collar. (Conder p.29, 1; Pye p.19, 5; Virt p.; Atkins p. 20, 1; D&H Devonshire 1)
Choice uncirculated and very rare.
Samuel Kingdon, (1745-1797), originally apprenticed as a haberdasher, later set up as an ironmonger with a business and residence in Fore Street, Exeter.