**HALF PENNY TOKEN - MIDDLESEX - SIR ISAAC NEWTON
(D&H 1033)**

Date: A.D. 1793

Obverse: Portrait facing left - Sr ISAAC NEWTON

Reverse: Caduceus, Cornucopia and Olive Branches - HALFPENNY 1793

In the late 1600's to the late 1700's copper coinage was produced sporadically, sometimes not at all, for various reasons. Conder Tokens (named after James Conder) are copper coins (usually pennies and half pennies) Printed by towns, businesses, and organizations of all types to meet a need for low denomination coinage to pay wages and make change. Thousands of varieties of tokens were minted and many are beautiful and intricate.
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