1811 NGC MS 62 Patent Sheathing Nail Penny Ship Token Coin POP 1/0 (21083102C)
Mint State Uncirculated Great Britain trade token copper penny coin.
Struck for the Bristol Patent Sheathing Company.
Copper sheathing was used to protect wooden sailing ships from damage due to worms & encrustations.
Catalog: Withers 463A, rated as Rare.
Obverse: Sailing ship, PATENT SHEATHING NAIL MANUFACTORY.
Reverse: PAYABLE AT BRISTOL AND LONDON 1811 / ONE PENNY TOKEN.
Certified by NGC to MS 62, Population Census: This coin, none higher!