Morgan's Iron Works Carmarthen Halfpenny


Carmarthen Iron Works (Carmarthenshire) copper Conder halfpenny token, undated. Obverse: Interior of iron works showing a furnace and men at work: "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.". 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. Reasonable collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Carmarthenshire No: 7. Diameter 29mm. VF-. £35.00

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