Obv: View of a church, PERTH HALFPENNY 1797 around, ST. JOHN’S CHURCH in exergue with arms and motto in sunk circle. Rev: A watermill and trees, WRIGHT DES under, 46 WATER: MILLS FOR BLEACHING . PRINTING . COTTON WORKS . CORN & C. WITHIN 4 MILES OF PERTH around. Edge: PAYABLE ON DEMAND BY JOHN FERRIER +++.
Uncirculated and Choice bronzed. Scarce.
John Ferrier was a hosier in Perth. The reverse shows the water wheel that provided power to the residents of Perth. Designed by James Wright and manufactured by Kempson during the last year tokens were legal.