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Token: Great Britain Portsmouth Half Penny  1797
Token: Great Britain Portsmouth Half Penny 1797

What a neat token. It's a member of the broad class known as Conder Tokens named after the man who first cataloged these fascinating pieces.

This is very likely the coin that requester Shiela is looking for, but there are several other half pennies that bear the PORTSMOUTH inscription.

Values for the pictured token run like this:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $400

Use our Terminology page to understand how catalog values work.

Coin: 17107 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: sheila hall, Wed, 28-May-2014 16:08:37 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 29-May-2014 13:02:52 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 13-May-2016 21:25:32 GMT
Requester description: 1797 Portsmouth half penny token
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