Obv: Bust of John Howard, IOHN HOWARD F.R.S. around, HALFPENNY. (below). Rev: Female seated instructing boy with key to unlock the prison doors, REMEMBER THE DEBTORS IN GOAL around. Edge: PAYABLE IN LANCASTER ONDON OR BRISTOL (blundered, missing L of London).
Uncirculated and mark free. Some red coming through the legends on the reverse.
Similar to W. Gye’s reverse die, this token struck for general circulation. John Howard was a well-known advocate for prison reform.