Very Rare Anglesey Miners Parys Mines Druid Penny 1788


Very rare Welsh Parys Mine Company (Anglesey) copper Conder penny token dated 1788. Obverse: Hooded bust of a Druid to the left with nineteen acorns in wreath. Reverse: Cypher of “PMC” (Parys Mine Company), with date, “1788” 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: 122. Diameter 33.7mm. F+. £70.00

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