Henry Hickman's Westminster London Halfpenny 1792


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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