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Skidmore & Son, French Liberty, Copper Halfpenny Mule (D&H Cambridgeshire 21)

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Skidmore & Son, French Liberty, Copper Halfpenny Mule Obv A wheatsheaf. Around the perimeter PEACE PLENTY & LIBERTY  Rev A lean man sitting on the floor gnawing a bone. FRENCH LIBERTY above.  Edge plain  (Conder p.279, 145;  Atkins p. 8, 21; D&H Cambridgeshire 21)

Choice uncirculated and rather rare.

Skidmore, Founded by John Skidmore (1748-1823) and later joined by his second son, Paul (b. 1775) in 1795 or 1796. They carried on an iron-foundry and held the appointment of stovegrate maker to His Majesty's Board of Ordance.  The company produced numerous tokens, ultimately responsible for more than a quarter of all the token varieties produced in the late 18th century, including those issued by Matthew Denton, Thomas Prattent, and Thomas Spence.