Obv: Arms of Chichester, FOR CHANGE NOT FRAUD. (around), SUSSEX on banner below. Rev: Arms of Canterbury, KENT HALFPENNY TOKEN. (around), 1794 below and split by shield. Edge: PAYABLE BY +I+ GIBBS SUSSEX.
Uncirculated with full mint lustre. Choice.
John Gibbs was a grocer in Lamberhurst. The Arms of Canterbury feature a Lion passant over 3 Cornish (Black) Choughs. A rare bird of south-west Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. A tiny population has returned to the far west of Cornwall.