Scarce Keighley Countermarked Penny 1812

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Scarce Keighley (Yorkshire) penny token countermarked on a Union Copper Company Birmingham penny dated 1812 with oblong and curved countermarks. Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' "British Copper Tokens 1811-1820" as "SCARCE". Countermarking existing tokens was cheaper than issuing new ones and was prevalent in Yorkshire. Strong countermarks on good token, see photograph.

Withers No: 800, Scott 40.3A, Batty 644. Diameter 36.2mm. C/Mark VF - Token VF. £30.00

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