Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,480 pages of information and 245,913 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Welsh Copper Co

From Graces Guide

1694 Business formed[1]

Early 1700s: The company produced silver coins with the mark "W.C.C." below the bust of King George I, with Welsh plumes and pairs of interlinked C's on the reverse, using silver bullion the company had mined in Wales.[2]

c1720 Around the time of the South Sea Bubble, when there was a great deal of speculative activity (gambling) the Prince of Wales was encouraged to become a Governor of the Company but this did not last long before objections were raised.

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Sources of Information

  1. A Georgian Gent & Co: The Life and Times of Charles Roe - Page 465
  2. [1] Sovereigns