Rare Daniel Collyer's Wroxham Threepence 1797

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Rare Reverend Daniel Collyer's Wroxham (Norfolk) copper threepence token dated 1797. Obverse: A wheelbarrow containing a spade and a mattock with legend: “TO • PAY • WORKMEN • AND • PROMOTE • AGRICULTURE * MARLE • PIT TOKEN”. Reverse: Legend on seven lines: “3 PENCE PAYABLE AT WROXHAM D. COLLYER • PROPRIETOR • 1797”. Plain edge. Listed in Bell's “Commercial Coins 1787-1804” as “R - RARE”. Reverend Daniel Collyer, as well as being a minister, was owner of marle pits near Wroxham and used these tokens to pay his workers. Good collectable condition with a couple of light edge bruises, see photograph.

D&H Norfolk No: 1. Diameter 36.0mm. VF. £150.00

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