Hampshire D&H 58 Portsmouth
Hampshire D&H 58 Portsmouth

Hampshire D&H 58 Portsmouth

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Obv: An anchor and cable between sprigs of laurel, PROMISSORY HALFPENNY around. Rev: Shield of arms, PAYABLE AT PORTSMOUTH 1797 around. Edge: BY G. ROBINSON I. MOONEY AND I. CARTER . X X . 

Uncirculated and choice brown. 

G. Robinson is unknown, although possibly a sailor or an attorney. John Mooney was a seaman in 1797. John Carter was mayor of Portsmouth nine times! Knighted by George III in 1773, he played a pivotal role in calming the Spithead Mutiny. Hard to find this token in UNC grade.