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Matthew Denton, Copper Halfpenny Obv A bridge SPAN 236 F. Height 100 F. above within a circle. Around the perimeter . WEARMOUTH BRIDGE . ERECTED A . D. 1796 Rev An inscription on five lines within a wreath IRON BRIDGE . R. BURDON Esq. INVENT. Edge Plain not in collar (Conder p.32, 6; Virt p.166; Atkins p. 25, 10; D&H Durham 10)
Gem uncirculated with substantial original color. Rare.
Matthew Denton, (1771-1838) publisher and coin dealer, Hospital Gate and 139 St. Johns Street, West Smithfield. Along with Thomas Prattent, co-author of the Virtuoso's Companion and Coin Collector's Guide.