Æ Penny token, 1811. 36.1mm. CROWN COPPER COMPANY around, ONE PENNY within linear inner circle. Top of P lines to end of W. R. · BIRMINGHAM AND NEATH · Crown in centre, 1811 below. The tops of the 1s in date slope. W 224. Slight surface marks, otherwise GVF*. Ex Gahlin collection.
*US customers please note that this is strict British grading.
The Crown Copper Co. established a copper smelting works at Neath in 1803. They were still in operation in 1822. The Birmingham offices were at 2 the Minories, and subsequently at 36 Cannon Street, Birmingham.
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British Copper token Birmingham - Neath - 19th century
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