Warwickshire-Birmingham, D&H-55 variety, Engrailed Edge.
A very popular issue with the macabre obverse depicting a hanging Thomas Pain in the center, with Thomas Spence and Thomas Hardy (or possibly Thomas Evans) on either side surrounded by the legend NOTED ADVOCATES FOR THE RIGHTS OF MEN.
With the reverse cherub and BIRMINGHAM HALFPENNY 1796.
The piece itself is a nice, totally original, medium brown Choice Unc. with a dash of 221 year-old mint red remaining.
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