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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Northumberland,J.Spence, Slop Seller,halfpenny,anchor,1794
Copper 30mm Sailor standing.Rev.Anchor. D&H17a Extremely fine,some lustre. ..
£280.00
Northumberland,Newcastle,Farthing 1796
Copper farthing issued by Thomas Spence. "COALY TYNE" Man in a barge.Rev;Pig trampling on roy..
£240.00
Northumberland,Newcastle,J.Spence,halfpenny,odd fellows,1795
Copper 30mm Sailor.Rev.Conjopined heads of man and ass. D&H12 Extremely fine ..
£175.00
Scotland,Lothian,Edinburgh ,halfpenny,R.Sanderson & Co
Copper 28mm Crown above rose and thistles about extremely fine,some scatches D&H53 ..
£250.00
Sussex Horsham Halfpenny 1791
Copper 30mm Halfpenny,issued by M.Pintosh 1791. Bust of George III.Rev:Anchor and cable...
£90.00
Sussex Horsham Halfpenny Louis XVI 1795
29mm Conder halfpenny of Horsham 1795. Head of George III.Rev:Conjoined heads of Louis XVI &a..
£325.00
Sussex,Brighton,Skidmore halfpenny.
Skidmore, Copper Halfpenny mule. Obv an officer standing with sword, distant view of a camp, BRIG..
£125.00
Warwickshire,Meriden,Archery,halfpenny,1795
Skidmore, Meriden, Copper Halfpenny, 1796. Obv archer facing right shooting with a bow, FOR . THE..
£295.00
Worcestershire, Kidderminster Halfpenny 1791
Copper 30mm,issued by T.Santer. Woolpack between branches.Rev:Arms. D&H23 Unc wit..
£90.00
Yorkshire,Rivaulx Abbey,Skidmore,penny
Skidmore, Clerkenwell Series, Copper Penny, 1797. Obv view of a building, RIVALX . ABBEY . YORKSH..
£375.00
Yorkshire,York,Halfpenny 1796
Copper 28mm Constantine the Great.Rev.Arms of York. Extremely fine,some lustre. D&H 69 ..
£195.00