Obv: Bust of Washington facing right, G. WASHINGTON THE FIRM FRIEND TO PEACE & HUMANITY around. Rev: A stove, PAYABLE BY CLARK & HARRIS 13. WORMWOOD ST. BISHOPSGATE around, LONDON 1795 below stove. Edge: Milled to right.
Extra Fine. Light brush marks from old clean on obverse. Blueish fields.
One of the highly sought Washington halfpennies made in an attempt to secure a contract with America to mint coinage. Although Washington led the Revolution against Great Britain, the British public and high society held him in very high regard and he was lauded for his qualities both as a person and military leader.