1 Penny Staffordshire - To Facilitate Trade

1 Penny (Staffordshire - To Facilitate Trade) -  obverse1 Penny (Staffordshire - To Facilitate Trade) -  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 19.15 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1817
Number N# 81371
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Withers# 1102,
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# 23
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

Bare-headed bust of George III to right draped in ermine. Lettering around, date below, beaded border.

Note: This is the error version, where the 'A' in 'STAFFORDSHIRE' is an inverted 'V'.

Lettering:
STAFFORDSHIRE
1811
PENNY TOKEN

Reverse

Thick oak wreath (anti-clockwise, in three layers) with three-line legend in centre. Beaded border

Lettering: TO FACILITATE TRADE

Edge

Central diagonal milling

1 Penny (Staffordshire - To Facilitate Trade) -  obverse

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Comments

George III Staffordshire Penny 1811.
Catalogues (normal coin) - Withers No: 1100, Davis Staffordshire No: 21.
Catalogues (inverted A) - Withers No: 1102, Davis Staffordshire No: 23.
Also (DH.23)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1811 

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