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Coin - 1 Penny, Bermuda, 1793 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
|Dimensions:||31 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||12.455 g (Weight)|
|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|
|Tertiary Classification:||working strikes|
|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|
|Issued By:||Bermuda Islands, 1793|
|Mint:||Soho (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1793|
|Previous Collection:||George McArthur|
Pridmore vol.3 p. 22 No. 5
Doty, Richard The Soho Mint, p.309