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George Washington (Liberty and Security) "Kempson's Pence"

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


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1254; Baker 30

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 34 mm, 19.15 gm (1 5/16 in., 0.68 oz.)

Accession Number

64.88

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: Bust of Washington to left, enclosed by GEORGE WASHINGTON, the whole surrounded by plain circular rim
Rev: A heraldic eagle surmounting a spade shaped shield with stars at right and bars to the left, enclosed by LIBERTY AND SECURITY, the whole surrounded by a plain rim of concentric circles
Edge: AN ASYLUM FOR THE OPPRESS’D OF ALL NATIONS X  X

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb