1 Penny Somerset - Bristol / Brass & Copper Company

1 Penny (Somerset - Bristol / Brass & Copper Company) -  obverse1 Penny (Somerset - Bristol / Brass & Copper Company) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Type Token
Year 1811
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Currency Currency tokens (1798-1816)
Composition Copper
Weight 18 g
Diameter 33 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 45161
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Withers# 430,
Paul Withers, Bente R. Withers; 2010. The Token Book / Volume 1. British Tokens of the 17th 18th and 19th Centuries and Their Values. Galata Print Limited, Llanfyllin, Powys, Wales.
Davis# 81
William John Davis; 1904. The Nineteenth Century Token Coinage of of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man, to which are added tokens of over one penny value of any period. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Coat of Arms of Bristol: a shield with sailing ship and castle crested with crossed arms above holding scales and a serpent. Lettering around, date below, within outer circle. Toothed border

Lettering:
VIRTUTE ET INDUSTRIA
1811

Translation: Virtue or valour and industry

Engraver: Thomas Halliday

Thomas Halliday (c.1780–c.1854) was an English coin and medal engraver, associated with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

Reverse

Central monogram, lettering around, inside outer circle. Toothed border

Lettering:
B B & COPPER CO
.ONE PENNY.
PAYABLE AT BRISTOL SWANSEA & LONDON

Translation: Bristol Brass and Copper Company

Engraver: Thomas Halliday

Thomas Halliday (c.1780–c.1854) was an English coin and medal engraver, associated with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

Edge

Diagonally milled

1 Penny (Somerset - Bristol / Brass & Copper Company) -  obverse

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Comments

Great Britain, Somersetshire, Bristol 1811 Token.
Other catalogues: Withers; 430 (as well as 442) / Davis; 81.
There is also a halfpenny similar coin (Withers 452).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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