Rare Sheffield Overseers of the Poor Penny 1815

Rare Overseers of the Poor Sheffield (Yorkshire) copper penny token dated 1815. Obverse: View of a large Georgian building – the poor house - with legend: “OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 1815 ”. Reverse: Justice standing holding scales with legend: “SHEFFIELD PENNY TOKEN”. Centre grained edge (\\\\\). Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' "British Copper Tokens 1811-1820" as "R - RARE". Good collectable condition for type with weak strike in places and an edge bruise, see photograph.

Withers No: 1026, Davis Yorkshire No: 133(variety of). Diameter 34.4mm. (↑↓) VF-. £15.00

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