The Collection of Engraved Coins formed by the late Richard Law

Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £340

Estimate: £100 - £200

ANGLESEY, Amlwch, Parys Mine Co, Pennies (2), both sides planed flat and engraved as a pair of wedding gifts from bride and groom to each other, W. & D. Burney Born May 8 1760, Novr. 30th 1787, Rich. & Mary Fawcett, Feb. 13th 1790, Mary Burney Born Mch. 24 1787; Mary Fawcett Born Novr. 30 1764, R. & M. Fawcett, Feb. 13 1790 [2]. Very fine; an unusual pair, worthy of further research £100-200


Provenance: Bt R. Gladdle March 2010.

Mary Burney, daughter of William Burney (1760-1820), cordwainer, Broughton, Cumberland, and his second wife, Dorothy (†1825). There are a number of references in the IGI to the Burney and Fawcett families in Broughton and Bridekirk