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Clark & Harris "Grate Halfpence"

Early American (1700–1832)
1795
Designed and engraved by Thomas Wyon (English, born in 1767), Struck by Peter Kempson, Or James Good


Mint: Kempson & Son's or Good's Mint, Birmingham, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1270; Baker 29D

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28.5 mm, 8.69 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.31 oz.)

Accession Number

26.392

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: G.WASHINGTON THE FIRM FRIEND TO PEACE & HUMANITY*, around bust of Washington facing right (small buttons on the uniform)
Rev: PAYABLE BY CLARK & HARRIS 13 WORMWOOD St. BISHOPSGATE * around fireplace and fireplace grate, LONDON / 1795 below
Edge: diagonally reeded

Credit Line

Bequest of Henry G. Pickering