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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 center of the 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, 13; D&H Shropshire 14)
Choice faded red and brown uncirculated.
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.