Thomas Clarke, Copper Halfpenny, 1792 Obv: A ship under sail to right. LIVERPOOL HALFPENNY above. The mainmast above the base of the legend and to the center between the L of LIVERPOOL and the H of HALFPENNY. Bowsprit nearly to the last limb of Y. Small dot below stern lamp.; Rev: A shield and bird above which forms the crest. Bullrushes either side of shield dividing the date 17 92 below. Around the perimeter DEUS NOBIS HAEC OTIA FECIT Straight 1 in date. Inner rush-heads are slightly above the top of the shield. Upper flag to right points between the F and C of FECIT. The third flag to the right points to the I. Upper flag to left points to the S of DEUS; Edge: CURRENT EVERYWHERE (Conder 58; 24, , Atkins 61; 56a, D&H Lancashire 102)
Sharply struck, very choice uncirculated.
Thomas Clarke, (1742-<1815) grocer, seedman, and warehouseman with offices at Fenwick Street, later Marshall Street, Liverpool.