Rare Roscoe Place Sheffield (Yorkshire) copper halfpenny token dated 1812. Obverse: Detailed view of a large manufactory with legend: “ROSCOE PLACE SHEFFIELD”. Reverse: Commerce seated on bale holding scales and cornucopia with ship in distance and legend: “HALFPENNY TOKEN 1812”. Centre-grained edge (\\\\\). These are thought to have been issued by Younge & Deakin, merchants and button manufacturers, acting as agents for Shaw, Jobson & Co., of Roscoe Place. Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' “British Copper Tokens 1811-1820” as “R - RARE”. Good collectable condition, see photograph.
Withers No: 1060, Davis Yorkshire No: 151. Diameter 29.0mm. (↑↑) VF+. £35.00
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