Æ 55mm (after) A. Dassier. EDMUNDUS HALLEY. around a draped bust of Halley right. A·DASSIER·F· in tiny letters at rim.
R. HALLEY'S COMET 1986 FEBRUARY 9 Depiction of Flamsteed House, Greenwich with comet above. In fitted case of issue. Eimer —. Obverse finger marked and the reverse scuffed field, otherwise EF.* In case of issue.
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Edmund (or Edmond) Halley FRS (1656-1742). was an astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, succeeding John Flamsteed in 1720. From an observatory he constructed on Saint Helena, he recorded the transit of Mercury across the Sun.
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