Very Rare British Copper Company Walthamstow Rolling Mills Brutus Halfpenny


Very rare British Copper Company Walthamstow (Essex) copper halfpenny token undated. Obverse: Bust of Brutus to left with legend : “BRUTUS”. Reverse: Britannia seated left holding laurel branch and trident, all within oak branches. Centre-grained edge (\\\\\). Issued by The British Copper Company which had smelting works at Landore, Wales, and rolling mills at Walthamstow, Middlesex. The buildings of the Walthamstow Rolling Mills are still standing and I’m indebted to Michael Wood for the recent photographs below. Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' "British Copper Tokens 1811-1820" as "RR - VERY RARE". Nice collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 625, Davis Not Listed. Diameter 28.6mm. (↑↓) VF+. £30.00

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