Scarce Bristol Sheathing & Nail Manufactory Ship Penny 1811

Scarce Sheathing & Nail Manufactory Bristol (Somerset) copper penny token dated 1811. Obverse: Sailing ship in centre with legend around periphery: “PATENT SHEATHING NAIL MANUFACTORY BRISTOL ”. Reverse: Legend on three lines in centre and around periphery: “ONE PENNY TOKEN PAYABLE AT BRISTOL AND LONDON 1811”. Centre grained edge (\\\\\). Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' "British Copper Tokens 1811-1820" as "SCARCE". Good collectable condition with some edge bruising, see photograph.

Withers No: 461, Davis Somerset No: 89. Diameter 34.0mm. (↑↑) VF. £25.00

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