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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Northumberland,Newcastle,halfpenny,Thomas Spence.
Copper 28mm. Obv sailor standing facing right, * J. SPENCE * SLOPSELLER * NEWCASTLE * around, exe..
£175.00
Middlesex,Robert Orchard,tea warehouse,farthing 1804
Copper 21mm  Bust of Orchard.Rev.building D&H1063 Extremely fine,some lustre ..
£60.00
Ireland County Down Dromore Will Hall  Twopence
Copper 22mm Twopence token issued by Will Hall in 1736. A Griffon. Fine for issue. ..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Skidmore,St Bartholmomew the Great
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny. Obv view of a church, ST. BARTHOLOMEW ...
£45.00
Essex Woodford Halfpenny 1796
29mm copper halfpenny token of Woodford in Essex 1796. Wheatsheaf/Wheel,Compasses,saw,etc. ..
£500.00
Warwickshire Birmingham Benjamin Jacob Penny 1798
Copper33mm Penny token,issued by Benjamin Jacob,Auctioneer. Man behind counter,holding scales..
£195.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Johns Southwark
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny. Obv view of a church, ST. JOHN’S ..
£60.00
Middlesex Thomas Spence Halfpenny Westminster School
30mm copper halfpenny token issued by Thomas Spence,circa 1795. A Westminster scholar.Rev: T.SPEN..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,halfpenny ,Thomas Spence,Tree of Liberty 1790
Copper 30mm. Obv shepherd reclining under a tree, exergue 1790, impressed denticles, partially ob..
£145.00
Ireland  County Down Newtownards John McCully Twopence
25mm copper token issued by John McCully in 1761. A cask "BREWER" Very fine for issue ..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Michael,Basing Hall
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. MICHAEL..
£55.00
Middlesex Matthew Young St Pauls Penny 1798
36mm Copper Penny token issued by Matthew Young in 1798. Britannia seated before St Pauls Cathedr..
Out of Stock
Middlesex National Series George Visited St Pauls 1789
Copper 36mm halfpenny by Droz. Bust of George III facing right.Rev: Serpent and tripod altar...
£120.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Thomas Southwark
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny. Obv view of a church, ST. THOMAS SOUTHW..
£60.00
Middlesex Slave Halfpenny Token
28mm Copper halfpenny token circa 1795. A shackled negro slave AM I NOT A SLAVE AND BROTHER.R..
Out of Stock