Samuel Fereday's Priest Field Furnaces Bilston Penny 1811

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Samuel Fereday's Bilston (Staffordshire) penny token dated 1811. Obverse: Detailed view of engine house and blast furnaces in full production: “PRIEST FIELD FURNACES 1811”. Reverse: Legend on eight lines: “BRADLEY BILSTON & PRIEST FIELD COLLIERIES & IRON WORKS ONE PENNY PAYABLE AT BILSTON SF”. Diagonally milled edge (/////). Samuel Fereday was the largest industrialist in the area. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 45, Davis Staffordshire No: 37. Diameter 3.5mm. (↑↑) VF+. £35.00

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