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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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
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Press Gang 1795
Copper 30mm .A sailor seizing a landsman.Rev.Man with padlocked mouth. Extremely fine,slight r..
£160.00
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..
Out of Stock
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
Middlesex,Charles James Fox Penny
Silver 32mm Bust of Fox. D&H221 Very fine,unrecorded in D&H in silver. Extremely..
Out of Stock
Surrey Lambeth Wandsworth Mayor of the Garratt 1796
28mm copper halfpenny token. A man smoking a pipe and holding mug. Sr GEORGE COOK MAYOR OF G..
£295.00
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" ..
Out of Stock
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