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Edward VII Trial Penny

Started by Deeman, February 13, 2023, 08:30:49 PM

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Deeman

Edward VII 1902 bronze trial penny, struck by Kings Norton Metal Co Ltd.

In 1902 the company informed the Royal Mint that they had installed a coining plant and were willing to supply the Mint with coins and blanks.


brandm24

I love these trial pieces, both those that were adopted and those that were not. I've done a lot of research on US trial designs and compositions but very little on pieces from other countries

This one is particularly interesting as it's a trial and an advertisement both. Do you know if the company was successful by any chance? Thanks.

Bruce
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THCoins

Interesting piece ! As an advertisement, i think they did not do a very good job. Alignment and spacing of the text is terrible  >:(

Deeman

Quote from: brandm24 on February 13, 2023, 10:30:51 PMThis one is particularly interesting as it's a trial and an advertisement both. Do you know if the company was successful by any chance?

Kings Norton had, as one of its first important contracts in the coinage business, an order to supply blanks for British farthings, halfpennies and pennies in 1912-13, and later started to supply coinage for the British Empire.

They struck George V pennies in 1918-19 identified by KN in the exergue.

Kings Norton became part of ICI in 1926.


FosseWay

Kings Norton went on to strike a lot of British colonial coinage (East Africa, Malaya, Hong Kong and others) from the 1920s through to the 1960s.

Mister T

There doesn't seem to be much information on them but they are interesting pieces.