Æ Penny Token. 35mm. BIRMINGHAM AND SHEFFIELD · around double inner circle, within which ONE PENNY R. COPPER COMPANY * around double inner circle, within which TOKEN 1812 W 168. RR. Edge knocks, and knocked in field, otherwise Strong GF. Ex the Withers reference collection.
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According to Davis there was never a company named the Birmingham and Sheffield Copper Co. The tokens were probably made for sale to any employers of the Birmingham or Sheffield areas for the payment of wages. They are of good, though somewhat variable weight.
British Copper Tokens - 19th Century - Penny - BIRMINGHAM & Sheffield.
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