1058273 | CANADA. Arthur Wellesley.
(1st Duke of Wellington, 1769–1852). c.1812 AE Halfpenny Token. PCGS AU58.
Edge: Oblique milled. 27mm. HISPANIAM ET LVSITANIAM RESTITVIT WELLINGTON • (Spain and Portugal Reinstated Wellington). Laureate bust, left /
CUIDAD RODRIGO...//. Eight-line inscription within inner circle with the battles of Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, and Salamanca noted. Charlton WE-11A; BR-987.
Struck to commemorate the Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War campaign, and believed to have been produced by J. K. Picard, Hull Lead Works, Yorkshire. The reverse lists battles of the Peninsular War and and their dates: Vimiera – Aug. 21 1808, Talavera – July 28 1809, Almeida – May 5 1811, Ciudad Rodrigo - Jan. 19 1812, Badajoz – April 2 1812, Salamanca – July 22 1812. This type does not list the battle at, Madrid – Aug. 12 1812.
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