Copper 28.5mm HALFPENNY TOKEN above two men working at a reduction rolling mill. J· HILLES DUBLIN in two lines in exergue. R. PAYABLE IN BANK OF IRELAND NOTES 1813 around a sprig of Shamrock in the centre. A nice example, almost as good as the one in our reference collection. Anything much better is exceptional.
James Hilles was a wholesale iron ware merchant, and tin plate manufacturer. He also sold barrels of pitch, timber, tallow candles, hemp, and much else besides. Further details can be found in British Copper Tokens 1811 - 1820 by Paul & Bente R Withers. Published by Galata Print Ltd., Llanfyllin. 1999. HB 264 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w in-text illustrations of all types and varieties. This covers the tokens of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Coins and tokens of Ireland
British Copper Tokens 19th Century