Newcastle upon Tyne penny token, 1811.

Made:
1811 in England
maker:
Edward Thomason
artist:
Thomas Halliday

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Token, copper, 33mm diameter. Newcastle upon Tyne penny, 1811. Obverse, Geordie brig (collier ship) and coal staithe. Issuer, Bewicke Main Colliery, 1811, 1d. Obverse Ship lying to at a coal staithe, BEWICKE MAIN COLLIERY * 1811 *. Reverse: Legend in centre and round edge ONE PENNY PAYABLE AT NEWCASTLE ON TYNE AND LONDON. Note: Bewicke Main colliery was located at Birtley near Kibblesworth, Durham. Diagonally milled edge. Davis Northumberland 16, Withers 885. Diameter 33 mm.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1977-381/119
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Mr. J. Newmark.

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