Rare Bristol Sheathing & Nail Manufactory Ship Halfpenny 1811

Rare Sheathing & Nail Manufactory Bristol (Somerset) copper halfpenny 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: “HALF PENNY TOKEN PAYABLE AT BRISTOL AND LONDON 1811”. Centre grained edge (/////). Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' "British Copper Tokens 1811-1820" as "R - RARE".  Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 473, Davis Somerset No: 111. Diameter 28.1mm. (↑↑) VF+. £35.00

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