Thomas and Alexander Hutchison, Copper 1/2d, 1790 (D&H Lothian 23) Obv: A figure of St. Andrew with his cross, between thistles. Around the perimeter NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT. In Ex: 1790 The top right hand corner of the cross points to the center of the L of LACESSIT; the middle leaf of the right hand thistle points just below the period. 1 of the date under the base of the cross; 7 under the ball of the right foot; 9 under the left foot; 0 under the space between the robe and the base of the cross.Rev: The arms of Edinburgh upon a shield, between thistles, crest an anchor. Around the perimeter EDINBURGH HALFPENNY No period after HALFPENNY. Four bands on the anchor stock. Top leaf on the right hand thistle points to the second limb of the second N of HALFPENNY. Top leaf on the left hand thistle points to the first limb of the E of EDINBURGH. Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF THOS. & ALEXR. HUTCHISON
Minor marks, otherwise choice uncirculated with some faded color remaining.