Obv: A barge with sails, THAMES AND SEVERN CANAL around, MDCCXCV in exergue. Rev: View of the entrance to the Thames and Severn canal tunnel under Sapperton Hill. Edge: PAYABLE AT BRIMSCOMBE PORT X.
Uncirculated. Red & brown. Trifling marks on obverse. Fully lustrous. 9.8g. 28.5mm. 12g. 30mm.
The Sapperton tunnel was an engineering triumph at its time. Two and a half miles long, it linked London with Birmingham at a time when transport by road was unreliable and expensive. The entrance pictured on the reverse still exists today.