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Reynolds & Co, Copper Halfpenny, 1792 Obv A view of a bridge and a ship sailing under. Above the bridge ERECTED ANNO. 1779 . SPAN 100 FEET. Around the perimeter IRON BRIDGE AT COALBROOK DALE . 1792 The right-hand edge of the bridge aligns to the space between the O and K of COALBROOK. The lamps upon the bridge have triangular supports. Rev A man working at an inclined plane. In Ex: INCLINED PLANE AT KETLEY 1789 Period after KETLEY, no period after date. AT under CL; 1 of date under the center of K; 9 under L; 1 has a flat top. Edge PAYABLE AT COALBROOK-DALE AND KETLEY (Atkins p. 166, 11; D&H Shropshire 12)
Very choice uncirculated and with a fair amount of color remaining. Attractive.
Reynolds & Co. (Coalbrook Dale), Richard Reynolds (1735-1816) ironmaster, and his sons William Reynolds (1758-1803) inventor of the inclined plane, and Joseph Reynolds (1768-1859) managing partner of the Ketley Iron Works, Shropshire.