Obv: A draped bust of Fox, 1798 below, WEST COWES HALFPENNY around. Rev: Arms of the town. Edge: PAYABLE AT THOS. AYRTON & CO. . X.X.
Thomas Ayrton was a linen draper. C.J. Fox, whose bust in on the obverse, was a prominent Whig and rival of William Pitt the younger.