• Code 11448

IRELAND. DUBLIN Halfpenny token, 1794. MFW.


Æ 27.5mm.  INCORPORATED BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT around MFW cypher.  R. PROSPERITY TO IRELAND. Hope stg., holding anchor, 1794 in ex.  Edge reads PAY THE BEARER   PAY THE BEARER instead of PAY THE BEARER ONE HALFPENNY IN DUBLIN DH 346 variety. AVF

The identity of the issuer with the initials MFW is unknown.  Whilst none of the Georgian period representations of ladies are thin, there is little doubt that this particular version of Hope is pregnant.

 

Coins and tokens of Ireland   - British Copper Tokens 18th Century - Conders


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