Obv: View of Wainfleet Abbey, 1459 below, FOUNDED BY WILLIAM WAYNEFLETE around. Rev: Hope standing with ship in distance, WAINFLEET HALFPENNY around, 1793 in exergue. Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WARHOUSE OF D. WRIGHT & S. PALMER . X .
Extra Fine and prooflike with a couple of tiny spots. Clean fields. Reverse has die cracks and is a later die state. Ex. Tanenbaum 6/96 and ex. Gene Bruder.
David Wright was a mercer in Wainfleet and also a Quaker. Stephen Palmer was also a Mercer. Manufactured by Kempson and designed by Wyon. The Abbey was not intended to be used as an abbey, but was being used as such at the time of the token’s issue.