Loading... Please wait...

Roe & Company, Copper Halfpenny (D&H Cheshire 5)

Hover over main image to zoom


Roe & Company, Copper Halfpenny, obv Three castles. Around the perimeter PROMISSORY  . HALFPENNY . PAYABLE . AT ., rev An owl and a cypher R & Co. CHESTER above. The feet of the owl rest between the second and third dots from the left, edge engrailed  (Conder p.22, 4; Pye p.14, 2; Atkins p. 10, 5; D&H Cheshire 5)

Struck from a lightly rusted obverse die. Minor spots and ancient, light pin scratches noted under the R of PROMISSORY, otherwise gem, toned uncirculated.

Roe & Campany, William Roe (1746-1827), head of Roe & Company from 1781 until 1813 when the company was disolved by resolution of the current shareholders.