Hampshire D&H 55 Portsmouth
Hampshire D&H 55 Portsmouth

Hampshire D&H 55 Portsmouth

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Obv: Bust of John Howard, IOHN HOWARD F.R.S PHILANTHROPIST around. Rev: Arms of the borough, PORTSMOUTH AND CHICHESTER. HALF PENNY above in two curved lines, 1794 in exergue. Edge: PAYABLE AT SHARPS PORTSMOUTH AND CHALDECOTTS CHICHESTER. 

Uncirculated, Red & brown, and lustrous. Some reverse toning. 

Made by Kempson and Wyon for Thomas Sharp and Thomas Chaldecott. Sharp was a draper in Portsmouth, and married Chaldecott’s sister. Chaldecott was a silversmith in Chichester. The Hampshire 53-55 are linked with the Sussex 19 and 20.