Very Rare Duke of Wellington Peninsular War Penny 1813


Very rare Duke of Wellington (Non Local) Anglo Canadian copper penny token dated 1813. Obverse: Bust of the Duke of Wellington in braided uniform to the left surrounded by famous battle locations of the Peninsular War: “VIMIERA TALAVERA BUSACO BADAJOZ SALAMANCA VITTORIA”. Reverse: Britannia seated holding olive sprig with sailing ship on the horizon with legend: “ONE PENNY TOKEN 1813”. Centre-grained edge (/////). Listed in Paul & Bente Withers' "British Copper Tokens 1811-1820" as "RR - VERY RARE". Thought to have been issued by J K Picard who had a lead-works in Hull. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 1507, Davis Yorkshire No: 93, Charlton No: WE-12. Diameter 34.0mm. (↑↑) VF-. £40.00

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