½ Penny Warwickshire - Birmingham / Johnson

½ Penny (Warwickshire - Birmingham / Johnson) -  obverse½ Penny (Warwickshire - Birmingham / Johnson) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Type Token
Year 1793
Value ½ Penny (1⁄480)
Currency Conder tokens (1787-1797)
Composition Copper
Weight 9.38 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1797
Number N# 109279
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References DH# 51
Richard Dalton, Samuel H. Hamer ; 1918. The Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century. Davisson's Ltd., London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Figure of boy with spanner in right hand, standing facing by large screw auger in ground, legend around, date in exergue

Lettering:
BIRMINGHAM HALFPENNY
1793

Reverse

Bust of Dr. Samuel Johnson in profile left, quatrefoil ornament below with two dots either side. Lettering around

Lettering:
DR. SAML. IOHNSON.
· · * · ·

Edge

Plain with lettering, the rest engrailed <<<<

Lettering: PAYABLE IN LONDON

½ Penny (Warwickshire - Birmingham / Johnson) -  obverse

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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