William Cox's Taunton Iron Foundry Penny

William Cox’s Taunton (Somerset) copper penny token undated. Obverse: View of a blacksmith working in an iron forge with legend: “TAUNTON PENNY TOKEN”. Reverse: Legend on four lines in centre and round periphery: “A POUND NOTE FOR 240 TOKENS PAYABLE AT MESSRS. COX’S * IRON FOUNDRY *”. Centre grained edge (\\\\\). These were issued by William Cox who had a very successful ironmongery business in Taunton. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 1125, Davis Somerset No: 121. Diameter 34.6mm. (↑↓) VF-. £35.00

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