Scarce Birmingham Company Halfpenny 1791

Scarce Birmingham (Warwickshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1793. Obverse: Female holding fasces, seated on large rock with legend: “BIRMING.M COMPANY. 1793”. Reverse: Stork standing on cornucopia with legend: “+HALFPENNY PAYABLE AT”. Edge inscription: “BIRM. LIVERPOOL OR LONDON.”. This counterfeit piece was intended to be mistaken for genuine tokens of the Birmingham Mining and Copper Company. Listed in Bell's “Specious Tokens and those struck for General Circulation” as “SCARCE”. Nice collectable condition,  see photograph.

D&H Warwickshire No: 76. Diameter 30.0mm. VF. £25.00

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