Gatehouse halfpenny, 1793.


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Token, copper, 28mm diameter. Gatehouse halfpenny, 1793. (DH Kirkcud 1). Reverse, large factory, 26 windows and two smoking chimneys. Issuer Thos. Scott & Co., 1793, ½d. Obverse Griffin crest: ‘Impero’, Gatehouse Halfpenny’. Reverse Large building (presumably the cotton mill). ‘Payable at the house of Thos. Scott & Co.’ Notes Thos. Scott & Co. were cotton manufacturers in Gatehouse, a village five miles from Kirkcudbright. The rate of growth of the village was such that only two years after the issue of the token, it was made a burgh.


Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
token trade tokens, tokens, halfpenny and token
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
Mr. J. Newmark.

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