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William Goldsmith, Commercial Halfpenny, 1794 Obv A large building. Arouind the perimeter BRAINTREE & BOCKING HALFPENCE Ex. MDCCXCIV Rev A figure of Hope standing, facing forward, left arm resting on an anchor. Around the perimeter SUCCESS TO TRADE AND COMMERCE. Period midway between anchor and legend. Edge PAYABLE AT W GOLDSMITHS BRAINTREE ESSEX. X X . (Atkins p. 26, 4; D&H Essex 4)
Choice, lustrous, faded red and brown uncirculated.
William Goldsmith, (1740-1816), tailor and draper, Braintree.