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