Æ Penny token, 1811. Diameter 36mm. ROSE COPPER COMPANY around TOKEN 1811 in centre. R. BIRMINGHAM AND SWANSEA around ONE PENNY in circle in centre. W 242. RR. Dark toned. Knocked in centre on both sides, otherwise strong GF. Ex P Withers reference collection.
The Rose Copper Company, which supplied Boulton with much of the copper for his coinage contracts, had a smelting works on the western side of the River Tawe between Hafod and Forest, near Abertawe (Swansea). Its business was done from Cherry Street, in Birmingham.
British tokens - Birmingham - Boulton - Rose copper company - Swansea - Abertawe - Cherry Street
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