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,halfpenny mule,ruined church,1792
 Skidmore, Copper Halfpenny mule. Obv view of a church in ruins, DESTROY’D, BY, FIRE, ..
£170.00
Middlesex Thomas Spence Halfpenny Two Hearted Sailor
29mm copper halfpenny issued by Thomas Spence,circa 1795. Two hearted sailor.Rev:Anchor. D&..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,Halfpenny,Blue Coat Boy.
Copper Halfpenny. Obv a Christ’s Hospital scholar standing facing right, A BLUE COAT BOY ar..
£230.00
Kent Dover Halfpenny 1795
28mm Copper halfpenny token 1795. View of Dover Castle & ships.Rev: Trophy of arms. D&..
Out of Stock
London Cabbage Society Penny 1796
Copper 32mm token. A Cauliflower.Rev:"PURIM 1798" D&H227 Fine See similar ite..
£75.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Sepulcher Snow Hill
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. SEPULCH..
Out of Stock
Norfolk Wroxham Theepence Marle Pit Token 1797
36mm Copper Threepence token issued by D.Collyer of Wroxham in 1797. MARLE PIT TOKEN,Spade an..
£295.00
Warwickshire Stratford Halfpenny
Copper 30mm. Bust of William Shakespeare. D&H320a Unc with lustre. ..
£125.00
Warwickshire,Meriden,Archery,halfpenny,1795
Skidmore, Meriden, Copper Halfpenny, 1796. Obv archer facing right shooting with a bow, FOR . THE..
£295.00
Middlesex Thomas Spence Halfpenny 1794
28mm copper halfpenny token issued by Thomas spence in 1794. Bust of Spence. Rev: Advertising det..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,turnstile
Thomas Spence, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv T SPENCE BOOKSELLER DEALER * IN PRINTS . & . LITTL..
£150.00
Middlesex P.Anderson London Halfpenny 1795
29mm Copper halfpenny token issued by Peter Anderson in 1795. Arms of City of London.Rev:Mono..
£300.00
Middlesex Thomas Spence Halfpenny John Thelwall
28m copper halfpenny token,issued by Thomas Spence. Bust of John Thelwall.Rev: Men eating and..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Mary Woolnoth.
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. MARY . ..
£50.00
Middlesex T.Gorton Penny Clerkenwell 1797
33mm Copper Penny token issurd by T.Gorton of Clerkenwell 1795 Fender & fire irons.Rev:TG cyp..
Out of Stock