Scarce Union Copper Company Birmingham (Warwickshire) copper penny token dated 1812. Obverse: Clasped hands and date in centre with legend: “UNION COPPER COMPANY * BIRMINGHAM * 1812”. Reverse: Legend on three lines in centre and around periphery: “ONE PENNY TOKEN * PAYABLE IN CASH NOTES”. Centre-grained (\\\\\) edge. Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' “British Copper Tokens 1811-1820” as “SCARCE”. Good collectable condition with light strike in legends as usual, see photograph.
Withers No: 313, Davis Warwickshire No: 67. Diameter 35.9mm. (↑↑) VF+. £25.00
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