John Harvey, Copper Halfpenny, 1792 (D&H Norfolk 45) Obv: Shield of arms of the City of Norwich; 1792 arranged around the perimeter of the shield. Emblazoned shield; no tuft on the middle of the lion's tail; the 2 of the date on a line with the lower loop-hole.; Rev: A man working in a loom. The spokes on the wheel roatated; the top spoke at 1:00. The loop forms a fairly regular curve.; Edge: IOHN HARVEY OF NORWICH . X X X X
From a late state of the dies. Gem uncirculated, with lovely original color.
John Harvey, (1755-1842) master weaver, philanthropist, and banker, later the Mayor of Norwich and commanding officer of the Norwich Volunteer Cavalry.