Cheshire D&H 14 Macclesfield
Cheshire D&H 14 Macclesfield

Cheshire D&H 14 Macclesfield

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Obv: A cypher R & Co., beehive and bees above, MACCLESFIELD around. Rev: Female seated with mining tools, HALFPENNY above, 1789 in exergue. Edge: PAYABLE AT MACCLESFIELD LIVERPOOL OR CONGLETON . X .

PCGS MS65BN. Bronzed proof. Choice. Rare thus. 

Manufactured by Matthew Boulton. This Type 2 Macclesfield token for Roe, along with the Cronebane token struck by Boulton, were the first money to be struck using steam power. Blank flans were supplied by John Westwood. (Conder Token Collectors Journal, Issue #60, page 4, by R.G. Doty)