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Birmingham Mining & Copper Company, Copper Halfpenny, 1792/1992 (D&H Warwickshire 90)

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Birmingham Mining & Copper Company, Copper Halfpenny, 1792/1992  obv A female seated upon a rock holding a fasces. Around the perimeter BIRMINGHAM MINING AND COPPER COMPANY Ex: 1792 The point of the laurel wreath is between the G of MINING and  the A of AND. The right-hand corner of the fasces aligns nearly to the center of the N of AND.  No period after COMPANY; the upper right limb of the Y touches the foot. The 7 of the date punched over a 9. rev A stork upon a cornucopia. Around the perimeter HALFPENNY PAYABLE AT The head of the stork to right of the center of the space between the Y of HALFPENNY and the P of PAYABLE; the trailing leg of the stork is at an angle. The tail of the cornucopia to the center of the B  of PAYABLE; the two center leaves to the feet of the H of HALFPENNY Edge BIRMINGHAM REDRUTH & SWANSEA  (Atkins p. 211, 62; D&H Warwickshire 90)

Sharply struck,choice,  faded red and brown uncirculated. Rare.

Birmingham Mining & Copper Co.; James Yates, Chairman, later as a brassfounder and plater, Slaney Street, Birmingham.

Ex. Van Valen Collection