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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Warwickshire,Coventry,Philemon Holland,Penny
Bronze 36mm. Bust of Holland facing.Rev:Interior of Free School. Edge: PENNY TOKEN PAYABL..
Out of Stock
Warwickshire,County Penny,Caesars Tower Kenilworth 1796
Copper 33mm. Caesars tower.Rev PK,cypher (Peter Kempson) D&H6 Good extremely fine ..
£120.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Oddfellows
Copper 28mm Heads of Pitt & Fox conjoined.Rev.Shepherd reclining under a tree. Extremely f..
£140.00
Ireland County Antrim Belfast William Ringland Twopence
23mm  copper Twopence token circa 1735 issued by William Ringland. A Dove "GOOD TIDINGS"..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,hand,1794
Copper Halfpenny, Obv Spence’s bust facing left, 1794 below, the “4” retrograde..
£125.00
Middlesex,Robert Orchard,halfpenny,1793
Copper 28mm Draped bust of Robert Orchard.Rev.Arms of Orchard Extremely fine,usual die flaw on..
£180.00
Warwickshire Coventry Free School J.Nickson Halfpenny 1799
29mm Bronze halfpenny token issued by J.Nickson. Half length figure of John Hales.Rev: View o..
Out of Stock
Hampshire Southampton Penny Admiral Nelson 1798
Copper 37mm Penny token. Bust of Nelson facing left.Rev:"IN MEMORY OF THE ACTION OFF THE NIL..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Mary's Rotherhithe
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny. Obv view of a church, ST. MARY’S ..
£55.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Heart in hand 1794
Copper 24mm Bust of Spence.Rev.Heart in hand. Extremely fine. D&H682a ..
£125.00
Middlesex Thomas Spence Halfpenny Prisoner Britannia 1795
29mm copper halfpenny issued by Tomas Spence in 1795. Prisoner gnawing a bone.Rev:Britannia. ..
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Northumberland,Newcastle,halfpenny,Thomas Spence.
Copper 28mm. Obv sailor standing facing right, * J. SPENCE * SLOPSELLER * NEWCASTLE * around, exe..
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Middlesex,Robert Orchard,tea warehouse,farthing 1804
Copper 21mm  Bust of Orchard.Rev.building D&H1063 Extremely fine,some lustre ..
£60.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,John Thelwell 1795
White metal 28mm Bust of thelwell.Rev.Minerva. About extremely fine D&H866a ..
£220.00
Ireland County Down Dromore Will Hall  Twopence
Copper 22mm Twopence token issued by Will Hall in 1736. A Griffon. Fine for issue. ..
Out of Stock