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,Kempson,halfpenny,George III
Copper 28mm Bust of George III.Rev.Arms of Bimingham Extremely fine D&H 218 ..
£45.00
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
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Oddfellows,Tree of Liberty 1795
Copper 28mm Head of man and ass conjoined.Rev.Four men dancing round pole. Extrmely fine D&..
£140.00
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,Hornsey,halfpenny 1797
Copper 29mm View of Hornsey church.Rev.Legend in wreath. Extrmely fine,two carbon spots in obv..
£190.00
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..
Out of Stock
Warwickshire,Birmingham,Kempson,halfpenny,Welch Cross
Copper 28mm View of Welch Cross.Rev.Birmingham arms Extremely fine D&H 192 ..
£40.00
Ireland Dublin Newry Belfast  Halfpenny 1796
29mm Copper halfpenny token of Dublin 1796. Arms both sides PAYABLE IN DUBLIN NEWRY OR BELFAST. ..
Out of Stock
Warwickshire,Coventry,Philemon Holland,Penny
Bronze 36mm. Bust of Holland facing.Rev:Interior of Free School. Edge: PENNY TOKEN PAYABL..
Out of Stock
Warwickshire,County Penny,Caesars Tower Kenilworth 1796
Copper 33mm. Caesars tower.Rev PK,cypher (Peter Kempson) D&H6 Good extremely fine ..
£120.00