Very Rare Original William Booth's Perry Barr Penny 1811

Very rare original of William Booth's Perry Bar (Staffordshire) copper penny token dated 1811. Obverse: Wheat sheaf in centre with legend: “PAYABLE BY WM BOOTH PERRY BAR”. Reverse: Legend on four lines: “STAFFORDSHIRE PENNY TOKEN 1811”. Plain edge. William Booth was executed at Stafford on the 15th of August, 1812 for forging Bank of England notes. Token manufacture was an excuse for having the presses used for forging the notes. Listed in Withers' British Copper Tokens as “RR - VERY RARE”. Nice collectable condition with a small dig on the reverse, see photograph.

Withers No: 955, Davis Staffordshire No: 90. Diameter 35.1mm. (↑↑) VF+. £650.00

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