Coin goes to auc­tion

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

ONE of Charles Roe’s pay­ment ‘to­kens’ from the 18th cen­tury is ex­pected to sell for up to £40 at auc­tion.

Roe played a huge part in the town’s silk in­dus­try, but was also in­volved in the min­ing and me­tal in­dus­try, where he com­mis­sioned a coin with his im­age on.

The 1790 Mac­cles­field To­ken, in­scribed ‘MAC­CLES­FIELD HALFPENNY,’ was paid to his work­ers and could be used in mill shops. It will be auc­tioned at Adam Par­tridge Auc­tion­eers and Val­uers on Au­gust 10-11.

The pay­ment to­ken

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