Kent halfpenny 1794 with horse
Kent halfpenny 1794 with horse
1794 Kent halfpenny back

1794 Kent Halfpenny Coin/Conder (col-018)

$320.00 USD

Description

1794 English Kent Halfpenny Conder.   A  shortage of small coinage in the 1790's inspired local companies, militias, and townships to create their own coins. This led to a variety of artwork on the coins, called conders as they weren't minted by the Crown. 

The front image is of a pretty horse with it's forefeet off the ground.

The reverse is a shield and a lion and birds with "FOR GENERAL CONVENIENCE" around the outer edge.  The reverse is slightly offset from the front. 

The copper coin is in a hand fabricated sterling silver mount.  Approx. 1 3/8" diameter.

Chains are available.  See Chains.