Very Rare Anglesey Parys Mines Druid Penny 1787


Very Rare Parys Mine Company (Anglesey) copper penny token dated 1787. Obverse: Hooded bust of a Druid to the left, thick wreath with two acorns at the tie above the ribbon and three 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 "RR - VERY 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, see photograph.

D&H Anglesey No: 70. Diameter 33.5mm. VF. £65.00

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