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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Sussex Horsham Halfpenny Louis XVI 1795
29mm Conder halfpenny of Horsham 1795. Head of George III.Rev:Conjoined heads of Louis XVI &a..
£325.00
Sussex Horsham Halfpenny 1791
Copper 30mm Halfpenny,issued by M.Pintosh 1791. Bust of George III.Rev:Anchor and cable...
£90.00
Northumberland Newcastle Thomas Spence Halfpenny
28mm Copper halfpenny token issued by Thomas Spence,circa 1795. A sailor standing.Rev: Men seated..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Cain & Abel
Copper Halfpenny, obv bust of Fox in profile facing right, RT. HE. C. J. FOX around, JAMES below bus..
£110.00
Surrey Lambeth Wandsworth Mayor of the Garratt 1796
28mm copper halfpenny token. A man smoking a pipe and holding mug. Sr GEORGE COOK MAYOR ..
£295.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,St Giles Cripplegate,halfpenny
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. GILES&r..
£40.00
Middlesex Hyde Park Skater Halfpenny 1797
28mm halfpenny token of Hyde Park 1797. A man skating.Rev:GB cypher. D&H534 Uncir..
Out of Stock
Warkwickshire Wilkinson Proof Halfpenny 1793
Bronze Proof Halfpenny 1793. Edge "PAYABLE AT THE HOUSE OF GILBERT SHEARER & Co" D&am..
£450.00
Northumberland Newcastle Thomas Spence Halfpenny Sailor
28mm copper halfpenny issued by Thomas Spence,circa 1795. Sailor.Rev:Heart in hand. D&..
£130.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,Halfpenny,1795, Sailor seizing landsman.
Copper Halfpenny.  Obv sailor attempting to seize a landsman, * BRITISH * LIBERTY * DISPLAYE..
£225.00
London Palmers Mail Coach 1797
28mm copper halfpenny.Coach & Horses.Rev: Legend. D&H363 About extremely fine. ..
£35.00
Middlesex.Skidmore,halfpenny,Shoreditch Church,1791
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, SHOREDITCH ..
£60.00
Middlesex Cowes Castle Isle of Wight Skidmore Penny
33mm Copper Penny token from Peter Skidmores Clerkenwell Series,circa 1797. View of Cowes Cas..
£150.00
Northumberland,Newcastle,Farthing 1796
Copper farthing issued by Thomas Spence. "COALY TYNE" Man in a barge.Rev;Pig trampling on roy..
£240.00
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