Rare Anglesey Parys Mines Druid Penny 1787

Rare Parys Mine Company (Anglesey) copper Conder penny token dated 1787. Obverse: Hooded bust of a Druid to the left, wreath with twenty acorns. Reverse: Cypher of “PMC” (Parys Mine Company), with monogram of “JD” above and date “1787” below with legend: “x WE PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ONE PENNY”. Edge inscription: “ON DEMAND IN LONDON LIVERPOOL OR ANGLESEY X”. The Parys Mine Company was first to issue tokens, for payment to their workers, and general circulation, ahead of John Wilkinson the Shropshire Ironmaster. This precipitated the development of the whole commercial token series as catalogued by Dalton & Hamer. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as: “R - RARE”. Nice collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Anglesey No: 6. Diameter 32.4mm. VF+. £145.00

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