Thanks John and Ian
We didn't know how common they were, but it seems that they were so common
that they could end up anywhere. The example that we have is not good
quality and was found burried.
In a message dated 10/04/2010 21:56:14 GMT Daylight Time,
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These halfpennies (and pennies) were produced in large quantities near the
end of the 18th century by the owners of Parys Mine, Angelsey, as tokens
for paying their workers.
Many, many different varieties are known, and range in value on today's
market from a few pounds to several hundred pounds.
I have a reasonable collection of them.
> Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:51:18 -0400
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Parys Mountain half penny
> To: [log in to unmask]
> The Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum at Earby has been donated a copper
> PMCo 1791 and round the edge, The Parys Miners halfpenny.
> I'm not sure where it was found, possibly at Malham.
> Does anyone know any details about the coin, please.
> Ian Spensley
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