Extremely Rare Anglesey Parys Mines Druid Penny 1787

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Extremely rare Parys Mine Company (Anglesey) copper Conder penny token dated 1787. Obverse: Hooded bust of a Druid to the left, thick wreath with three acorns at the tie and five inner leaves over head. Reverse: Cypher of “PMC” (Parys Mine Company), with date, “1787” above and legend: “WE PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ONE PENNY”. Edge inscription: “ON DEMAND IN LONDON LIVERPOOL OR ANGLESEY .X..”. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as “RRR - EXTREMELY RARE”. 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. Good collectable condition with some light edge bruising, see photograph.

D&H Anglesey No: 39. Diameter 33.7mm. VF. £65.00

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