Dolcoath Mine Cornish Penny

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Dolcoath Mine Camborne (Cornwall) copper penny token undated. Obverse: Legend on two lines in centre and within border round periphery: "CORNISH PENNY PAYABLE IN CASH NOTES AT DOLCOATH". Reverse: The family arms of Francis Basset with banner beneath: "PRO REGE ET POPULO", (for King and people). Centre-grained edge (\\\\\). Francis Basset (Baron de Dunstanville) owned the land on which the mine stood and was the most prominent mine owner. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 680, Davis Cornwall No: 14. Diameter 34.3mm. (↑) F+. £20.00

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