Very Rare Morgan's Iron Works Carmarthen Halfpenny


Morgan's Carmarthen Iron Works (Carmarthenshire) copper halfpenny token, undated. Obverse: Interior of iron works showing a furnace and men at work with legend: "CAERMARTHEN IRON WORKS. HALFPENNY", without brickwork in archway. Reverse: Interior of a forge showing a tilt hammer and a man working at an anvil: "KIDWELLY WHITLAND BLACKPOOL AND CWMDWYFRON FORGES. I. MORGAN". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE IN LONDON. BRISTOL & CARMARTHEN .X.". Listed in Dalton & Hamer as "RR - VERY RARE". John Morgan, as well as being an ironmaster and tin plate manufacturer, was a banker in Carmarthen trading as John Morgan & Co. This is one of the most detailed tokens in the whole Conder series and the fine work can only really be appreciated through an eye glass. Nice collectable condition with weak strike in areas, see photograph.

D&H Carmarthenshire No: 6. Diameter 29.5mm. VF+. £55.00

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