Anglesey 159, 1788 penny counterfeits (Dalton & Hamer, page 352)
Denomination: penny, scarcity: Scarce
Thin wreath. Long-Topped P. Curved 1 and 7. Double acorns.
21 acorns in wreath.
159. O: Druid's head in a thin wreath of oak. Twenty-one acorns, eleven to left
and ten to right. Similar to No. 156, the pair of acorns to left
spring from leaf. Same for Nos. 159-160.
R: A monogram cypher, P M Co. WE PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ONE PENNY 1788.
Date above the cypher. 1 slightly to right of Y.
E: ON DEMAND IN LONDON LIVERPOOL OR ANGLESEY.
No. 159, scarce.
The counterfeits are usually in poor condition, badly struck and light weight.
The letters of edge reading also differ in size and shape. They are not struck