Scarce Hutchison's St. Andrew & Castle Edinburgh Halfpenny 1790

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Hutchison's Edinburgh (Lothian) copper halfpenny token dated 1790. Obverse: St Andrew holding saltire cross with thistles either side and legend: "NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT. 1790". Reverse: Edinburgh Coat of Arms beneath anchor with thistles either side and legend: "EDINBURGH HALFPENNY.". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF THOS. & ALEXR. HUTCHISON". Listed in Dalton & Hamer as "SCARCE". Thomas and Alexander Hutchison were Edinburgh merchants with a business in the High Street, Edinburgh. Lovely collectable condition with some subdued lustre remaining, see photograph.

D&H Lothian No: 25. Diameter 29.7mm. EF. £45.00

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