18th Century Tokens

18th Century Tokens

A shortage of small change precipitated the issue of tokens in the late 18th century. Well made, often by excellent engravers, they circulated extensively over a period of a few years. Whilst many were issued by large industrial concerns like the Parys Mines of Anglesey, a new type of token appeared published by makers such as Skidmore and Kempson, specifically designed for collectors. Many are medallic in style and we have for the first time a crossover between medallions and tokens. These pieces not only reflect the politics of the time but also the artistic ability that was flourishing, encouraged by the new technology of the Industrial Revolution.

Reference: D&H= "The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century" by Dalton & Hamer

 

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Ayr Halfpenny William Wallace 1797
28mm copper halfpenny. Bust of William Wallace.Rev.Scotia seated. D&H3 Uncirculat..
£275.00
Dorset,Poole,Richard Allen,halfpenny 1797
Copper 28mm Prince of Wales crest.Rev.Anchor. Extremely fine with much original lustre. D&a..
£500.00
Essex,Dunmow,halfpenny 1793
Copper 30mm Flitch of bacon.Rev.David Garrick Extremely fine D&H22a ..
£250.00
Ireland County Armagh Alex Morton Clockmaker Silver Threepence 1736
Armagh, Alex Morton, Threepence, 1736,. Legend, rev. i promis, etc. D 24. Fine or better for t..
£675.00
Ireland Dublin WFB & Co Pawnbrokers Penny 1804
33mm copper penny token issued by WFB & Co 1804. Hibernia leaning on harp, PAYABLE A..
£95.00
Ireland Newtownards County Down Twopence Thomas Fisher
23mm copper Twopence token issued by Thomas Fisher,circa 1735. Kingfisher with a fish. Ve..
£275.00
Ireland,Dublin,H.S.& Co,halfpenny
Copper 28mm HS &Co cypher.Rev.Cap of liberty above cypher. Extremely fine and very rare ..
£250.00
London Cabbage Society Penny 1796
Copper 32mm token. A Cauliflower.Rev:"PURIM 1798" D&H227 Fine See similar ite..
£75.00
London Palmers Mail Coach 1797
28mm copper halfpenny.Coach & Horses.Rev: Legend. D&H363 About extremely fine. ..
£35.00
Middlesex Hackney Church Halfpenny 1795
29mm Copper halfpenny issued by D.A.Rebello in 1795. View of Hackney church.Rev: DAR cypher. ..
£170.00
Middlesex P.Anderson London Halfpenny 1795
29mm Copper halfpenny token issued by Peter Anderson in 1795. Arms of City of London.Rev:Mono..
£300.00
Middlesex,Hackney,Penny 1795
Copper 34mm View of Hackney church.Rev.D.A.R.cypher Extremely fine D&H17 ..
£800.00
Middlesex,Hornsey,halfpenny 1797
Copper 29mm View of Hornsey church.Rev.Legend in wreath. Extrmely fine,two carbon spots in obv..
£190.00
Middlesex,Robert Orchard,halfpenny,1793
Copper 28mm Draped bust of Robert Orchard.Rev.Arms of Orchard Extremely fine,usual die flaw on..
£180.00
Middlesex,Robert Orchard,tea warehouse,farthing 1804
Copper 21mm  Bust of Orchard.Rev.building D&H1063 Extremely fine,some lustre ..
£60.00