View Full Version : 1791 Conder Token Wales, ANGLESEY DH 391 Proof Halfpenny Druid/PMCo Cypher

03-07-2012, 01:47 PM
This is Wales, Anglesey DH 391 • Druid Proof Halfpenny • Druid/PMCo Cypher

I believe this proof was struck by Matthew Boulton at his Soho Mint near Birmingham.
This die pairing is rated Common, but how'common' can a proof be?

Edge reads: PAYABLE IN ANGLESEY OR LONDON. (Remainder engrailed.)

Lighting angle and type can make an enormous difference with proofs.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g254/Larrymo123/After 12-6-10/ChocolateBrownAng391ProofOBV900.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g254/Larrymo123/After 12-6-10/ChocolateBrownAng391ProofREV900.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g254/Larrymo123/After 12-6-10/SPECIALAnglesey391ObverseOnlya900.jpg

03-07-2012, 03:14 PM
Now that is a stunning example , great detail on the Conder and the photography is first rate . Nice one Larry . About how many there could be , I imagine a few hundred at least up to a couple thousand . Depends how they prepared the planchets and dies .

03-07-2012, 07:55 PM
Are the 1st & 3rd the same piece?

The 3rd looks so PL.

03-07-2012, 08:17 PM
Yes, Frank. Photos are of the same piece, received a few days ago.
It's unquestionably a proof.

03-07-2012, 09:38 PM


03-08-2012, 10:32 AM
I suppose I should include this animation in this thread as well...


03-08-2012, 10:39 AM
Here's more on Soho Mint and the Druid obverses used on tokens produced there in 1791.
My example is shown at the right, indicating a return to the Druid engraved by John Gregory Hancock,
with only the wreath engraved by Rambert Dumarest.

Soho only struck about 70 tons of Conder Tokens.
Thomas Williams had struck 300 tons of the Druid coinage.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g254/Larrymo123/After 12-6-10/Picture8-35.png

Source: http://sohomint.info/tokenstory1.html

You'll find a lot of good information there. ; )

03-08-2012, 02:41 PM
"Simply Lovely" you old Pagan, LOL... :)

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