Thomas Prattent, Copper Halfpenny, 1796 (D&H Middlesex 459) Obv: An anchor and cable within a shield, between sprigs of laurel. A liberty cap, radiated, above. Around the perimeter LONDON COMMERCIAL TOKEN 1796; Rev: The arms of London within an ornamental border; Edge: Plain
Near gem uncirculated and attractively toned. Scarce.
Thomas Prattent, artist, engraver, coin dealer, and along with Matthew Denton, co-author of the Virtuoso's Companion and Coin Collector's Guide. His place of business was 46, Cloth Fair, West Smithfield.
Provenance: A H Baldwin & Sons, Auction 92, 30 September 2014, lot 148