William Rusher, Copper Halfpenny (D&H Oxfordshire 1) Obv: A three-quarter face bust. Around the perimeter WM. RUSHER HATTER BOOKSLR. & STATIONER . BANBURY ; Rev: A sun and sun face. Around the perimeter DEUS . EST . NOBIS . SOL . ET . SCUTUM ; Edge: PAYABLE AT BANBURY OXFORD OR READING (Conder p.125, 2; Pye p.5, 3; Virt p.14; Atkins p. 163, 2; D&H Oxfordshire 1)
From a later state of the dies. A bit softly struck cup otherwise better than extra fine.
William Rusher, (1759-1849) author; owner and operator of a book, hat, and stationary shop at the Market Place, Banbury.