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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.