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Birmingham Mining & Copper Company, Copper Halfpenny, 1793 obv A female seated upon a rock holding a fasces. Around the perimeter BIRMINGHAM MINING AND COPPER COMPANY Ex: 1793 The point of the laurel wreath between the G and A. The right-hand corner of the fasces aligns under the D of AND. Small letters in inscription; wide date rev A stork upon a cornucopia. Around the perimeter HALFPENNY PAYABLE AT The head of the stork to 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 below the first limb of H of HALFPENNY Edge BIRMINGHAM LIVERPOOL OR LONDON (Atkins p. 212, 76; D&H Warwickshire 116)
Birmingham Mining & Copper Co.; James Yates, Chairman, later as a brassfounder and plater, Slaney Street, Birmingham.
Ex. Van Valen Collection