Rare Worcester Workhouse Penny 1811

Rare Worcester (Worcestershire) copper penny token dated 1811. Obverse: Worcester City Arms in centre with legend: “CIVITAS IN BELLO IN PACE FIDELIS”. Reverse: Legend on three lines in centre within wreath and round periphery: “WORCESTER CITY AND COUNTY TOKEN * 1811 * VALUE ONE PENNY”. Centre-grained (\\\\\) edge. Issued by The House of Industry (Workhouse). Listed in Withers' "British Copper Tokens 1811-1820" as "R - RARE". Reasonable collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 1243, Davis Worcestershire No: 16. Diameter 36.2mm. (↑↑) F. £15.00

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