½ Penny Dublin - Hilles Ironmongers

½ Penny (Dublin - Hilles Ironmongers) -  obverse½ Penny (Dublin - Hilles Ironmongers) -  reverse

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Features

Country Ireland
Type Token
Year 1813
Value 1/2 Penny (1/480)
Currency Currency tokens (1757-1816)
Composition Copper
Weight 9 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 39377
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Withers# 1820,
Paul Withers, Bente R. Withers; 2010. The Token Book / Volume 1. British Tokens of the 17th 18th and 19th Centuries and Their Values. Galata Print Limited, Llanfyllin, Powys, Wales.
Davis# 58
William John Davis; 1904. The Nineteenth Century Token Coinage of of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man, to which are added tokens of over one penny value of any period. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Two men working at a mechanical rolling mill. Value above. Company name below

Lettering:
HALFPENNY TOKEN
J·HILLES DUBLIN

Reverse

Sprig of shamrock. Legend around, date below
1813

Lettering:
PAYABLE IN BANK OF IRELAND NOTES
1813

Edge

Central diagonal milling

½ Penny (Dublin - Hilles Ironmongers) -  obverse

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Comments

James Hilles was a wholesale iron merchant with a business in Abbey Street, Dublin.
Catalogues:  Davis Dublin No: 58, Withers No: 1820.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1813 

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