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Druid Talisman Token Coin from 1791, Anglesey half penny

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This two hundred-plus-year-old token coin was produced by an English mining company (Parys Mining Company) to pay its miners. The image of the side view of the cloaked druid is mysterious and compelling, his head is surrounded by oak acorns, the fruit of the tree that we are told was held most sacred by the druids. This ancient token would serve as a most fitting talisman for someone who has an inner druid just waiting to get some attention. While I am not a druid I have great respect for the ancient ones' and for their reputed connection with nature. I have enjoyed using this image for my own imaginative thoughts...

Some carry or store these tokens in modern coin holders; others put them on a necklace or carry them in a small jeweler's bag in their pocket.

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Here's the official numismatic look at this coin:
Date: 1791 AD
Obverse: Cowled bust of Druid left in oak wreath with acorns
Reverse: THE ANGLESEY MINES HALFPENNY; date and Monogram PMCo
Size: 29.3 mm
Weight: 8.77 grams
Description: A well worn but interesting token
Concerning Druids, there is much mis-information about them, both past and present. But for now I will leave you with a fun book to read to get your feet wet with a romantic-historical look at the ancient druids. That book is Morgan Llwyelyn's novel "Druids;" it is a great read and centers around the historical Vercingetorix and the druids of the first century BCE and the conflict with the expanding Roman Empire.

Read about some of the interesting history of the Anglesey Druid coin at http://www.sohomint.info/angle90.html

I recommend the following reading material for historical information on this wonderful token and the others that were produced in the 18th century.
* Dalton and Hamer, Provincial Token-Coinage of the Eighteenth Century. (Quartermain Publications, 1977) aka D&H
* The Ultimate Guide To Conder Tokens: The Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century Digital Quick Reference. (It is a redo of the Dalton and Hammer book and then supercharges it) http://www.condertokenbook.com/

Please be careful, collecting coins such as this can be habit forming and cause you to spend lots of money on other coins. Enjoy.

Talisman Guide

I enjoy guiding and providing people with talismans, also known by other names such as totems, fetishes, amulets and charms just to name a few. By talisman I mean a symbolic object that has a strong meaning for a person; something to connect to and with, and by its original purpose to provide protection and healing. For some it started as a lucky blanket or teddy bear; perhaps others a lucky rabbit's foot? A lucky shirt? If you think about your own life you will see that there are things that you have been or are attracted to as objects that just make you feel better. A recent talisman for me is my recently deceased father's harmonica. I'm sure you have something, or would like to have something that is tangible and makes you feel comfortable. If not, contact me and I'll help you find that special something – also keep watching as there will be more to come on this site for just that purpose. The following coin is someone's talisman waiting to be picked up.

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Druid Talisman Token Coin from 1791, Anglesey half penny


  • Vintage item from the 1700s
  • Material: bronze
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