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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Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Mary Woolnoth.
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. MARY . ..
£50.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Thomas Southwark
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny. Obv view of a church, ST. THOMAS SOUTHW..
£60.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Boys at turnstile 1794
Copper 24mm Bust of Spence.Rev.Two boys at turnstile. Extrmely fine D&H693 ..
£150.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,boys at turnstile 1796
Copper 28mm Bust of Charles James Fox.Rev.Two boys at turnstile. Good extremely fine,slight st..
£150.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Charles James Fox,1795
Copper 30mm Bust of Charles James Fox.Rev.Cock crowing over lion. About extremely fine,with so..
£140.00
Copper Halfpenny, Obv Spence’s bust facing left, 1794 below, the “4” retrograde..
£125.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,hanging man
Copper 30mm Hanging man.Rev.THE WRONGS OF MAN,open book. D&H833a Fine ..
£175.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,hanging man,pandora's breeches
Copper 30mm Man hanging  church behind ./END OF PAIN.Rev.Pandora's breeches. D&a..
£275.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,highlander
Copper 30mm Bust of George III.Rev.A highlander. D&H900 Extremely fine with some lustre..
£175.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Horne Tooke
Copper 22mm Bust of Horne Tooke.Rev.T.SPENCE bOOKSELLER etc. Extrmely fine. D&H702 ..
£145.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Tree of Liberty,turnstile
Copper 30mm Tree of Liberty.Rev.Two boys at turnstile. D&H891 Extremely fine,usual flat..
£150.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,three armed citizens,halfpenny
Copper 30mm Two men dancing around a fire.Rev.3 armed citizens. D&H821 Good very fine,w..
£140.00
Middlesex,W.Williams,Halfenny,1795 English Slavery
Copper 32mm. Arms of London.Rev.Fat man at table eating. Extremely fine D&H921 Extre..
£675.00
Norfolk,Kings Lynn,Penny.A.Cook,Corn Factor 1798
Copper 32mm Harrow above plough.Rev .AC cypher Extremely fine,with some lustre,carbon spot on ..
£600.00
Northumberland, Alnwick Castle,Skidmore,penny,1792
Skidmore, Globe Series, Copper Penny, 1797,  Obv view of a castle, ALNWICK . CASTLE . NORTHU..
£300.00