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Middlesex halfpenny token

Kempson, Peter (maker) and Wyon, Allan (artist)

Science Museum

Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

Token, copper, 28mm diameter. Middlesex halfpenny, 1793. (DH Mddx 1034). Honouring Sir Isaac Newton. Issuer Unknown, 1793, ½d. Obverse Bust of Sir Isaac Newton: ‘Sr Isaac Newton’. Reverse A caduceus, cornucopia and olive branch: ‘Halfpenny 1793’. Notes Nothing is known of the origin of this token. Newton, apart from his well-known scientific achievements, was also Master of the Mint for a period.

Details

  • Title: Middlesex halfpenny token
  • Creator: Kempson, Peter (maker), Wyon, Allan (artist)
  • Date Created: 1793
  • Location: England, United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: diameter: 28 mm
  • Type: token

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