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½ Penny Kirkcudbrightshire - Thomas Scott

½ Penny (Kirkcudbrightshire - Thomas Scott) -  obverse ½ Penny (Kirkcudbrightshire - Thomas Scott) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Token
Year 1793
Value 1 Halfpenny (1/480)
Metal Copper
Diameter 28.4 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1797
References DH# 1
The provincial token-coinage of the 18th century
by Richard Dalton, Samuel H. Hamer
(Bristol)

Obverse

Griffin crest facing left with motto on banner above

Lettering:
GATEHOUSE HALFPENNY
IMPERO

Reverse

View of a large cotton manufactory, date below

Lettering:
PAYABLE AT THE HOUSE OF THOs. SCOTT & Co.
·1793·

Edge

Plain

½ Penny (Kirkcudbrightshire - Thomas Scott)

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Comments

Thomas Scott's Gatehouse of Fleet (Kirkcudbrightshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1793. The only token issued for Kirkcudbrightshire. Thomas Scott & Co. were cotton manufacturers in Gatehouse of Fleet.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1793 

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½ Penny (Kirkcudbrightshire - Thomas Scott)