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Samuel Prentice, Copper Penny, 1794 (D&H Suffolk 1)

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Samuel Prentice, Copper Penny, 1794 obv The remains of an ancient fortress. Around the perimeter BUNGAY HALFPENNY. Ex: BIGODS CASTLE rev A figure of Justice standing. Around the perimeter FOR CHANGE NOT FRAUD. Ex: 1794  Edge DOUBLE TOKEN PAYABLE BY S. PRENTICE .X.X.X.  (Conder p.141, 1; Virt p.126; Atkins p. 185, 1; D&H Suffolk 1)

Struck from halfpenny dies on a thick planchet. Near gem, toned uncirculated, and rare.

Samuel Prentice, (1758-1809) grocer and tallow chandler, later as insurance agent.

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