Thomas Sharp, Copper Halfpenny, 1797 (D&H Warwickshire 312)
Obv: A female seated, leaning upon a sword, and holding a shield. Around the perimeter CIVITAS COVENTRIAE. In Ex MDCCXCVII The spire of the church to right passes through the N of COVENTRY
Rev: A view of houses and an inn. In Ex MEMORIAE GODIVAE. The windows filled in and a figure can be seen leaning out of the upper left window of the middle building.
Edge: COVENTRY HALFPENNY PAYABLE BY THOMAS SHARP In raised letters
Sharply struck, choice bronzed uncirculated and very rare.
Thomas Sharp, (1770-1841) numismatist, antiquary and hatter in Coventry. Authored Chetwynd's catalogue on provincial copper coins in 1834.