Provincial Tokens
Hampshire Emsworth DH 39





Coin Details

Origin/Country: G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE
Item Description: 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&h-39 HAMPSHIRE - EMSWORTH E: PLAIN, WM Hampshire DH 39
Full Grade: NGC MS 62
Owner: farthing

Set Details

Custom Sets: Provincial Tokens
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Hampshire Emsworth DH #39 - Diesinker: Unknown, Manufacturer: Unknown. Obverse: a small bust of Admiral Richard Howe, 1st Earl of Howe, surrounded by INSCRIBED TO THE TARS OF OLD ENGLAND. Reverse: an anchor and cable entwined surrounded by IN COMMEMORATION OF THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE 1794. Edge: Plain.
The naval battle that occurred on the First of June, 1794 between the British fleet commanded by Admiral Lord Howe and the French Republic fleet under Rear Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse was the first and largest naval battle between Great Britain and the First French Republic during the French Revolutionary Wars, and is probably the most referenced single event in the token series.
Both sides claimed success, both sides had to withdraw back to port to repair and recover. For England the battle was a tactical victory with greater French losses in ships and men, while for the French fleet the battle was a strategic victory as the grain convoy they were protecting successfully reached their destination unscathed.
Struck in white metal.

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