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Thomas and Alexander Hutchinson, Commercial Halfpenny, 1791 Obv A figure of St. Andrew with his cross, between thistles. Around the perimeter NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET. In Ex: 1791 The top right hand corner of the cross points to the center of the L of LACESSET; the middle leaf of the right hand thistle points between the T and the period. 1 of the date to the left of St. Andrew's right foot; 7 under the right foot; 9 to the left of the left foot; 1 to the right of the left foot. Rev The arms of Edinburgh upon a shield, between thistles, crest an anchor. Around the perimeter EDINBURGH HALFPENNY. Period after HALFPENNY. No bands on the anchor stock. Top leaf on the right hand thistle points above the foot of the Y of HALFPENNY. Top leaf on the left hand thistle points to the first limb of the E of EDINBURGH. Edge plain (Atkins p. 313, 32; D&H Lothian 40)
Hutchison (T & A), Thomas Hutchison (1744-1812) and his brother, Alexander (1743-1823) merchants, Edinburgh.