John Howard Portsmouth Halfpenny 1795


Portsmouth (Hampshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: Bust to left of John Howard: “IOHN HOWARD F. R. S PHILANTHROPIST”. Reverse: Britannia seated holding spear and resting on shield: “RULE BRITANNIA 1795”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE IN LONDON” with the remainder engrailed. John Howard was a philanthropist connected with improvements in prisons, who died of a fever in January 1790. Nice collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Hampshire No: 57. Diameter 29mm. VF+. £25.00

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