Sharp's John Howard Portsmouth & Chichester Halfpenny 1794

Sharp & Chaldecott's Portsmouth & Chichester (Hampshire) copper halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: Bust to left of John Howard with legend: “IOHN HOWARD F. R. S PHILANTHROPIST”. Reverse: Arms of the town of Portsmouth; the sun and moon over a triple-towered castle, with the Chichester arms over the entrance with legend: “PORTSMOUTH AND CHICHESTER HALFPENNY 1794”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT SHARPS PORTSMOUTH AND CHALDECOTTS CHICHESTER”. Thomas Sharp, a mercer in Portsmouth and Thomas Chaldecott, a silversmith and cutler in Chichester were probably relations or close friends, and issued joint tokens in both Portsmouth and Chichester. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Hampshire No: 53. Diameter 29.3mm. VF. £20.00

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