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Coin - 1 Penny, Bermuda, 1793 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12080

1 Penny, Issued by, Bermuda, 1793.
Minted at Soho, Birmingham.
Obverse die by Droz
Statement Of Significance:
The colonial agent for Bermuda, John Bridgewood, sought the production of this issue from Matthew Boulton on 8 November 1792. The coins were needed quickly so Boulton used an obverse die prepared for a hoped-for British copper coinage at least two years earlier. That die was by Droz who was no longer with the Soho Mint. The working strike coins, 81,942 pieces, were finished by 7 May 1793 with 50 bronzed and 50 copper proofs prepared a few days later.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.455 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), McArthur Bequest, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Bermuda
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1793 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Lauteate bust of the King facing right; DROZ F on neck truncation; around, GEORGIVS III D G REX
Reverse Description: A three-masted sailing ship under full sail to left; land on horizon at right; above, BERMUDA; in exergue, 1793
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Bermuda Islands, 1793
Mint: Soho (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1793
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Artist: Jean Droz
References: Pridmore vol.3 p. 22 No. 5
Remick C1
Doty, Richard The Soho Mint, p.309
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 3, West Indies, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1965
  4. [Book], Dr Richard Doty - Smithsonian Institute Numismatics, The Soho Mint and the Industrialization of Money, Smithsonian Institution, Cambridge, England, 1998

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