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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Warkwickshire Wilkinson Proof Halfpenny 1793
Bronze Proof Halfpenny 1793. Edge "PAYABLE AT THE HOUSE OF GILBERT SHEARER & Co" D&am..
£450.00
Yorkshire,Rivaulx Abbey,Skidmore,penny
Skidmore, Clerkenwell Series, Copper Penny, 1797. Obv view of a building, RIVALX . ABBEY . YORKSH..
£375.00
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,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 Two Hearted Sailor
29mm copper halfpenny issued by Thomas Spence,circa 1795. Two hearted sailor.Rev:Anchor. D&..
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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
Kent Dover Halfpenny 1795
28mm Copper halfpenny token 1795. View of Dover Castle & ships.Rev: Trophy of arms. D..
£235.00
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..
£50.00
Norfolk Wroxham Theepence Marle Pit Token 1797
36mm Copper Threepence token issued by D.Collyer of Wroxham in 1797. MARLE PIT TOKEN,Spade an..
£295.00