Hands' Cutlers Sheffield Halfpenny 1793

Hand's Sheffield (Yorkshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1793. Obverse: Bust of a smiling man in a turned-up, broad-rimmed hat with the word “halfpenny” misspelt in the legend: “YORKSHIRE HALFPENEY 1793”. Reverse: A representation of the Arms of the Guild of Cutlers with legend: “PAYABLE IN SHEFFIELD”. Plain edge. The issuer is uncertain but it is thought possibly to have been the diesinker and manufacturer Hands. An interesting token, with a glaring spelling error, in lovely collectable condition for type with weak strike at high points and tiny flan clip at bottom, see photograph.

D&H Yorkshire No: 56b. Diameter 29.0mm. VF-. £25.00

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