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 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
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
Ireland Dublin Newry Belfast  Halfpenny 1796
29mm Copper halfpenny token of Dublin 1796. Arms both sides PAYABLE IN DUBLIN NEWRY OR BELFAS..
£175.00
Warwickshire,Coventry,Philemon Holland,Penny
Bronze 36mm. Bust of Holland facing.Rev:Interior of Free School. Edge: PENNY TOKEN PAYABL..
Out of Stock
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
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 NILE..
£750.00