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Wright & Palmer, Commercial Halfpenny, 1793 Obv A view of Wainfleet Abbey, 1459 below. Around the perimeter FOUNDED BY WILLIAM WAYNEFLETE Rev A figure of Hope standing, left arm resting upon an anchor. The finger of the right hand touches the first E of WAINFLEET. Edge PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF D. WRIGHT & S. PALMER . X . (Conder p.63, 5; Pye p.47, 1; Virt p.3; Atkins p. 69, 9; D&H Lincolnshire 8)
Struck from the polished obverse die. Gem, attractively toned uncirculated and scarce.
Wright. & Palmer, David Wright (1743-1811) and Stephen Palmer (1749-1828) were both mercers.