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,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,1795 End of Oppression
Obv. two men dancing around a bonfire, * THE END OF OPPRESSION * around, rev three citizens standing..
£170.00
Kentucky Cent 1792
29mm copper token struck in England circa 1792-4. Each star in the triangle represents a stat..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Mary-le-Bow.
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. MARY-LE..
£50.00
Middlesex Hackney Church Halfpenny 1795
29mm Copper halfpenny issued by D.A.Rebello in 1795. View of Hackney church.Rev: DAR cypher. ..
£170.00
Hertfordshire Bishops Stortford Halfpenny 1795
Bronzed 29mm halfpenny. Arms with crest and motto.Rev: View of Stort canal. D&H4 ..
Out of Stock
Yorkshire,Sheffield,Constitutional Society,halfpenny,1792
 Sheffield Constitutional Society, Copper Halfpenny. Obv cap of liberty upon a pole between ..
£500.00
Ireland Dublin WFB & Co Pawnbrokers Penny 1804
33mm copper penny token issued by WFB & Co 1804. Hibernia leaning on harp, PAYABLE A..
£95.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Daniel Mendoza
Thomas Spence, Copper Halfpenny, obv bust of Daniel Mendoza facing left, * D . MENDOZA * around, rev..
£370.00
Middlesex Joseph Askins Ventriloquist 1796
28mm copper halfpenny,showing a man with a wooden leg.Rev: THE CELEBRATED VENTRILOQUIST. D&am..
£325.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Catherine,Coleman Street
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny. Obv view of a church, ST. CATHERINE . C..
£50.00
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 Horsham Halfpenny 1791
Copper 30mm Halfpenny,issued by M.Pintosh 1791. Bust of George III.Rev:Anchor and cable...
£90.00
Northumberland, Alnwick Castle,Skidmore,penny,1792
Skidmore, Globe Series, Copper Penny, 1797,  Obv view of a castle, ALNWICK . CASTLE . NORTHU..
£300.00
Northumberland Newcastle Thomas Spence Halfpenny
28mm Copper halfpenny token issued by Thomas Spence,circa 1795. A sailor standing.Rev: Men seated..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Cain & Abel
Copper Halfpenny, obv bust of Fox in profile facing right, RT. HE. C. J. FOX around, JAMES below bus..
£110.00