John Fielding, Commercial 1/2d, 1793 (D&H Lancashire 131) Obv: The Grocers' arms. GOD GRANT GRACE on the ribbon below. Around the perimeter MANCHESTER PROMISSORY HALFPENNY 1793 Narrow date. The tip of the right Griffin's wing lines with the first limb of A of HALFPENNY, the tufts of the tails formed of two distinct lines.Rev: East India Co., Tea Mark. Around the perimeter PAYABLE AT IN . FIELDINGS GROCER & TEA DEALER . The center point of the shield nearly touches the second limb of V. The tail of & turns down. Edge: Plain
Dies by Arnold; manufactured by Lutwyche. Diagnostic planchet metrics and reverse die flaw; better than EF.