Anglesey Parys Mines Druid Penny 1788

Parys Mine Company (Anglesey) copper Conder penny token dated 1788. Obverse: Hooded bust of a Druid to the left with twenty-three acorns in wreath. Reverse: Cypher of “PMC” (Parys Mine Company), with date, “1788” above: “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. Good collectable condition with a couple of edge bruises, see photograph.

D&H Anglesey No: 242. Diameter 33.7mm. F+. £60.00

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