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Cambridge, David Hood Halfpenny 1795

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Cambridge, David Hood Halfpenny 1795

Great Britain, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, David Hood, Mule Copper Halfpenny Trade Token, dated 1795, by Thomas Prattent (artist and engraver, co-author of the “Virtuoso’s Companion and Coin Collector’s Guide”), obverse: DAVID HOOD PRINT SELLER CARVER GILDER & PICTURE FRAME MAKER CAMBRIDGE in five lines, reverse: H and bugle-horn within shield, ribbon tied in a bow above, PAYABLE IN DUBLIN OR BELFAST around, date below, edge plain, diam. 28mm (Dalton & Hamer 26).

Extremely fine with some lustre, two small old verdigris spots on the obverse, very rare.