Rare Job Wilkes Darlaston Penny 1813

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Rare Job Wilkes Darlaston (Staffordshire) copper penny token dated 1813 overstruck on a Union Copper Company Birmingham penny. Obverse: Legend on four lines in centre and around periphery: “ONE POUND NOTE FOR 240 TOKENS • ONE PENNY PAYABLE BY”. Reverse: Legend on four lines in centre and around periphery: “JOB WILKES DARLASTON 1813”. Centre grained edge (\\\\\). Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' “British Copper Tokens 1811-1820” as “R - RARE”. Reasonable collectable condition with much detail of the original token clearly visible and some edge bruising, see photograph.

Withers No: 714, Davis Staffordshire No: 86. Diameter 36.4mm. (↑↑-350°) F. £25.00

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