Hampshire (104), Newport, William Hapgood, Halfpenny, 1668


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17th century token



William Hapgood [at the Apothecaries' Arms]

Halfpenny, 1668

Obv: WILLIAM HAPGOOD         =        Apothecaries' Arms

Rev: OF NEWPORT 1668         =         HIS / HALFE / PENNY

BW 104, Norweb 9299 (this piece).

Good Fine to Very Fine with sl. corrosion.  Extremely rare.  Ex Norweb collection and A.H. Baldwin's personal collection.

Although there are other Newports in the UK, Hapgood occurs frequently in Hampshire and so Newport in the Isle of Wight seems the most likely allocation.