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Washington Halfpenny

Obv: Bust of Washington facing left, enclosed by WASHINGTON PRESIDENT., the whole surrounded by a beaded rim Rev: HALFPENNY (curved) above a ship in full sail heading left, 1793 (curved) at bottom, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim Edge: PAYABLE IN ANGLESEY LONDON OR LIVERPOOL . X .

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green

Early American (1700–1832), 1793

Mint

Westwood's Mint, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1225; Baker 18

Accession Number

17.317

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates