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,St Giles Cripplegate,halfpenny
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. GILES&r..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Skidmore,Allhallows, Thames Street,halfpenny
Copper 28mm View of church.Rev.Cypher Uncirculated with lustre D&H632 ..
£50.00
Middlesex Hyde Park Skater Halfpenny 1797
28mm halfpenny token of Hyde Park 1797. A man skating.Rev:GB cypher. D&H534 Uncir..
Out of Stock
Warkwickshire Wilkinson Proof Halfpenny 1793
Bronze Proof Halfpenny 1793. Edge "PAYABLE AT THE HOUSE OF GILBERT SHEARER & Co" ..
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Yorkshire,Rivaulx Abbey,Skidmore,penny
Skidmore, Clerkenwell Series, Copper Penny, 1797. Obv view of a building, RIVALX . ABBEY . YORKSH..
£375.00
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
Northumberland Newcastle Thomas Spence Halfpenny Sailor
28mm copper halfpenny issued by Thomas Spence,circa 1795. Sailor.Rev:Heart in hand. D&..
£130.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,Halfpenny,1795, Sailor seizing landsman.
Copper Halfpenny.  Obv sailor attempting to seize a landsman, * BRITISH * LIBERTY * DISPLAYE..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Orchards,Islington Old Church,halfpenny 1795
Copper 29mm View of church.Rev Cypher RO Extremely fine D&H403 ..
£190.00
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
London Palmers Mail Coach 1797
28mm copper halfpenny.Coach & Horses.Rev: Legend. D&H363 About extremely fine. ..
£35.00
Middlesex.Skidmore,halfpenny,Shoreditch Church,1791
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, SHOREDITCH ..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Skidmore,St Nicholas,Old Fish Street,halfpenny
Copper 28mm View of church.Rev.Cypher Uncirculted with lustre,some staining and small flaw in ..
£45.00
Middlesex Cowes Castle Isle of Wight Skidmore Penny
33mm Copper Penny token from Peter Skidmores Clerkenwell Series,circa 1797. View of Cowes Castle,..
Out of Stock
Northumberland,Newcastle,Farthing 1796
Copper farthing issued by Thomas Spence. "COALY TYNE" Man in a barge.Rev;Pig trampling on roy..
£240.00