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Thomas Haycraft, Copper Halfpenny, 1795 obv The Kentish men meeting William the Conqueror, 1067 below. Around the perimeter KENTISH LIBERTY PRESERVED BY VIRTUE & COURAGE rev A view of the stern of ship. KENT HALFPENNY 1795 TDH underneath. Around the perimeter PROSPERITY TO THE WOODEN WALLS OF OLD ENGLAND . The top center lamp touches the E of WOODEN and the water line extends almost to the T of PROSPERITY and D of OLD. Edge PAYABLE AT THO'S HAYCRAFTS DEPTFORD (Conder p.49, 9; Pye p.16, 2; Atkins p. 50, 12; D&H Kent 13)
Minor marks and a bit of die rust evident, otherwise choice uncirculated and with some faded color remaining. This die pair is almost always found softly struck up; this specimen better than most.
Thomas Haycraft, (d. 1806), ironmonger, Deptford.