Cornish Mining Collection 5 coins Set

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SPIRIT OF CORNWALL COIN SET CMMC

A unique set of coins that celebrates 1000 years of recorded Cornish mining history and achievement. The Cornish Mining Collection is a special limited edition, with only 2000 sets available worldwide.

The set combines Cornwall’s two most historically important metals, tin and copper. It includes four coins in Cornish tin from three different sources and one in Cornish copper, all with individual history and authentication. Two different traditional methods of production have been used to create the coins, hand casting and die casting, and as such the South Crofty Collection is continuing with these traditional
methods to produced two of the coins in our workshops. The coins in the set represent several hundred years of industry from the Seal of the 1305 Edward 1 Stannary Charter, through the 18th Century copper half pennies and the 19th Century
pennies, produced by the most successful mines, mining families and adventurers. The Collection then brings the story of Cornish Mining in to the 21st Century with a a new
design based on South Crofty, the last tin mine in both Cornwall and the UK which ceased operations in March 1998 and which now takes her place alongside Dolcath, long referred to as the Queen of Cornish Mines.

The three central coins in the set are replicas of tokens issued during the period of greatest activity in the Cornish Mining Industry, which began towards the end of the seventeenth century. All are accurate reproductions made using examples of relatively few originals of each which have survived. Tokens of this type were produced mainly in copper and brass.

 

Provided with a certificate of authenticity and a brief history of the coins.