Obv: Bust of Earl Howe, EARL HOWE & THE FIRST OF JUNE 1794 around, 1795 HALFPENNY below. Rev: A ship sailing, THE WOODEN WALLS OF OLD ENGLAND around. Edge: PAYABLE IN LANCASTER LONDON OR BRISTOL.
Extremely Fine. Obverse flan flaw at bottom and stain along left rim. Some original lustre remains.
Admiral Howe was a celebrated naval officer. He used an ingenious new system of signaling other ships at sea, which enabled him to sail his fleet past the French ships on the ‘Glorious first of June’.