Roe's Macclesfield Copper Works Halfpenny 1791


Roe's Macclesfield (Cheshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1791. Obverse: Bust of Charles Roe to right: “CHARLES ROE ESTABLISHED THE COPPER WORKS 1758”. Reverse: Seated female holding cogwheel and tool. Top bar on right points to second limb of second "N", lower bar points below the base of "Y" with legend: “MACCLESFIELD HALFPENNY 1790”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT MACCLESFIELD, LIVERPOOL OR CONGLETON * X *”. Charles Roe became a partner in several copper mines, and the famous Anglesey Mines in Wales were first worked under his direction. Roe & Co., owned extensive works for smelting and making copper on land to the east of Macclesfield. Good collectable condition with colour a little streaky, see photograph.

D&H Cheshire No: 38. Diameter 30.0mm. VF+. £25.00

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