Henry Hickman's Westminster London (Middlesex) copper halfpenny token dated 1792. Obverse: Bust to left with legend: “JOHN HOWARD F.R.S.”. Reverse: Henry Hickman's cypher in centre “HH”, with legend: “WESTMINSTER HALFPENNY 1792”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT THE IRON WAREHOUSE No. 3 EDGBASTON STREET BIRMINGHAM”. Henry Hickman was a wholesale and retail iron dealer with a warehouse in Birmingham. It is not known why this piece refers to Westminster or why Dalton & Hamer included it in the county of Middlesex. Lovely collectable condition, neatly lacquered in the past, see photograph.
D&H Middlesex No: 929. Diameter 29.7mm. EF-. £65.00
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