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 Birmingham Welch's Penny  1800
Copper 35mm Bust left. D&H24 Unc with some lustre. ..
£550.00
Sussex,Brighton,Skidmore halfpenny.
Skidmore, Copper Halfpenny mule. Obv an officer standing with sword, distant view of a camp, BRIG..
£125.00
Middlesex Thomas Spence Halfpenny Charles James Fox 1796
28mm copper halfpenny token issued by Thomas Spence in 1796. Bust of Charles James Fox. ..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Spaniard
 Copper Halfpenny. Obv T. SPENCE BOOKSELLER DEALER IN PRINTS & COINS N 8 LITTLE TURNSTIL..
£190.00
Buckinghamshire Amersham Halfpenny 1797
29mm Copper halfpenny token of Amersham 1797. Musical instruments depicted. D&H 2a ..
£220.00
Middlesex Thomas Spence Halfpenny Charles Fox
28mm coper halfpenny token,issued by thomas Spence. Bust of Charles James Fox.Rev:Head of man..
£95.00
Middlesx,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Mary Magdalen,Old Fish Street
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. MARY . ..
£50.00
Middlesex National Series William III Glorious Revolution Medallic Silver Penny 1788
33mm Silver Medallic Penny token from the Middlesex National Series 1788. Bust of William III..
Out of Stock
Worcestershire, Kidderminster Halfpenny 1791
Copper 30mm,issued by T.Santer. Woolpack between branches.Rev:Arms. D&H23 Unc wit..
£90.00
Somerset,Bath,Visit of George III Halfpenny 1789
Bright copper 28mm. Bust of George III.Rev.Arms D&H27 About uncirculated. ..
£60.00
Ireland Newtownards County Down Twopence Thomas Fisher
23mm copper Twopence token issued by Thomas Fisher,circa 1735. Kingfisher with a fish. Ve..
£275.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Ass,1794
Copper Halfpenny.  Obv Spence’s bust facing left, 1794 below, the “4” retr..
£180.00
Middlesex Holborn J.Hancock Halfpenny 1796
29mm Copper Halfpenny token issued by J.Hancock of Leather Lane,Holborn in 1796. Hancock was an u..
Out of Stock
Ayr Halfpenny William Wallace 1797
28mm copper halfpenny. Bust of William Wallace.Rev.Scotia seated. D&H3 Uncirculat..
£275.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Alphage
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. ALPHAGE..
£55.00