½ Penny Shropshire - Shrewsbury / Woolpack

½ Penny (Shropshire - Shrewsbury / Woolpack) -  obverse½ Penny (Shropshire - Shrewsbury / Woolpack) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Type Token
Year 1794
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480)
Currency Conder tokens (1787-1797)
Composition Bronze
Weight 8.6 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 133349
Numista (https://numista.com)
References DH# 25,
Richard Dalton, Samuel H. Hamer ; 1918. The Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century. Davisson's Ltd., London, United Kingdom.
Atkins# 23
James Atkins; 1892. The Tradesmen's Tokens of the Eighteenth Century. W.S. Lincoln, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Shield of arms of the borough of Shrewsbury below date, legend around.

Lettering: SHREWSBURY 1794 HALFPENNY

Reverse

Central woolpack with legend around.

Lettering: SALOP WOOLLEN MANUFACTORY

Edge

Incuse legend

Note: varieties exist (see below)

Lettering: AN ASYLUM FOR THE OPPRESS'D OF ALL NATIONS.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1794  DH#25 - AN ASYLUM FOR THE OPPRESS'D OF ALL NATIONS.
1794  DH#25a - BIRMINGHAM REDRUTH & SWANSEA.
1794  DH#25b - PAYABLE AT CRONEBANE OR IN DUBLIN.
1794  DH#25c - PAYABLE AT LONDON CORK OR BELFAST .XX.
1794  DH#25d - PAYABLE AT LONDON LIVERPOOL OR BRISTOL.
1794  DH#25e - milled edge
1794  DH#25f - plain edge (not in collar)
1794  DH#25g - PAYABLE IN ANGLESEY LONDON OR LIVERPOOL.
1794  DH#25h - PAYABLE AT DUBLIN CORK OR BELFAST.

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