Scarce British Copper Company Walthamstow Rolling Mills Mercury Halfpenny

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Scarce British Copper Company Walthamstow (Essex) copper halfpenny token undated. Obverse: Bust of Mercury to left. Reverse: Britannia seated left holding laurel branch and trident, all within oak branches. Plain 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 "SCARCE". Good collectable condition with light stain on obverse, see photograph.

Withers No: 631, Davis No. 37. Diameter 29.2mm. (↑↑) VF. £15.00

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