John Howard Portsmouth Halfpenny 1795

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

D&H Hampshire No: 57b. Diameter 28.6mm. EF-. £30.00

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