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,1795, Sailor seizing landsman.
Copper Halfpenny.  Obv sailor attempting to seize a landsman, * BRITISH * LIBERTY * DISPLAYE..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Orchards,Islington Old Church,halfpenny 1795
Copper 29mm View of church.Rev Cypher RO Extremely fine D&H403 ..
£190.00
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 ..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Skidmore,St Nicholas,Old Fish Street,halfpenny
Copper 28mm View of church.Rev.Cypher Uncirculted with lustre,some staining and small flaw in ..
£45.00
Middlesex Cowes Castle Isle of Wight Skidmore Penny
33mm Copper Penny token from Peter Skidmores Clerkenwell Series,circa 1797. View of Cowes Castle,..
Out of Stock
Northumberland,Newcastle,Farthing 1796
Copper farthing issued by Thomas Spence. "COALY TYNE" Man in a barge.Rev;Pig trampling on roy..
£240.00
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,Charles James Fox,Shepherd
Copper 29mm Bust of Charles James Fox.Rev.Shepherd reclining under a tree. SPENCE edge Extr..
£150.00
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
Middlesex,W.Williams,Halfenny,1795 English Slavery
Copper 32mm. Arms of London.Rev.Fat man at table eating. Extremely fine D&H921 Extre..
£675.00
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