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Skidmore & Son, Specious Copper Company Farthing, 1791 Obv A female seated upon a rock holding a fasces. Around the perimeter COPPER COMPANY In Ex: 1791 Rev A stork standing upon a cornucopia of flowers. FARTHING above. Edge plain, not in collar (Atkins p. 239, 332a; D&H Warwickshire 476a)
A couple spots, otherwise choice uncirculated.
Skidmore & Son, Founded by John Skidmore (1748-1823) and later joined by his second son, Paul (b. 1775) in 1795 or 1796. They carried on an iron-foundry and held the appointment of stovegrate maker to His Majesty's Board of Ordance. The company produced numerous tokens, ultimately responsible for more than a quarter of all the token varieties produced in the late 18th century, including those issued by Matthew Denton, Thomas Prattent, and Thomas Spence.