Obv: Shield of arms of the city of Chichester, SUSSEX on ribbon below, FOR CHANGE NOT FRAUD around. Rev: Shield of arms of Canterbury, KENT HALFPENNY TOKEN around, 1794 below. Edge: PAYABLE BY I. GIBBS LAMBERHURST +++
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.