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Washington Halfpenny

Early American (1700–1832)
1793
Designed and engraved by John Gregory Hancock, Sr. (English, about 1775–1815)


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1225; Baker 18

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 30 mm, 10.55 gm (1 3/16 in., 0.37 oz.)

Accession Number

26.304

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

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

Bequest of Henry G. Pickering