Obv: Figure of Hope leaning on an anchor, THE SUPPORT OF OUR ENDEAVOURS around, 1795 in exergue. Rev: A sailor with a wooden leg presenting petition to Britannia, CHELSEA. (above), HALFPENNY in exergue. Edge: Milled.
Good Extremely Fine. Couple of small rim bumps. Lovely surfaces.
Manufactured by Lutwyche with dies engraved by Arnold, probably was struck to support the Military Hospital in Chelsea which serviced maimed and disabled soldiers. The reverse shows Britannia with a wounded soldier and a nation’s support for their wounded veterans. Issuer unknown