Scarce Bradford Workhouse Countermarked Penny 1812

Scarce Bradford Workhouse (Yorkshire) penny token countermarked on a Union Copper Company Birmingham penny dated 1812. Obverse: Two curved countermarks: "BRADFORD" and "WORKHOUSE". Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' "British Copper Tokens 1811-1820" as "SCARCE". Countermarking existing tokens was cheaper than issuing new ones. Good collectable condition with clear countermark, see photograph.

Withers No: 410. Diameter 35mm. (↑↑) C/Mark VF- / Token F-. £35.00

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