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Great Britain: penny-sized Hackney Church medal of Rebello 1795 halfpenny token, 1796
Item code: 0130645

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Great Britain: J. Rebello penny-sized commemorative medal (restrike?) of David Rebello 1795 halfpenny token (Middlesex), uniface, 1796; struck in nickel(?); weight: 14.95g; size: 33mm.

Depicts Hackney Church with date "MCCXC" and John Milton's name in exergue; milled edge. David Alves Rebello, an English Jew, has the distinction of creating the first private token issued in England, in 1795, and he hired John Milton, a medalist at the Royal mint, to engrave his original piece; Milton also designed the 1796 commemorative token. In UNC; one side of JM-84 & 140-41 and Durand p. 168.