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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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
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,1795 End of Oppression
Obv. two men dancing around a bonfire, * THE END OF OPPRESSION * around, rev three citizens standing..
£170.00
Kentucky Cent 1792
29mm copper token struck in England circa 1792-4. Each star in the triangle represents a stat..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Mary-le-Bow.
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. MARY-LE..
£50.00
Middlesex Hackney Church Halfpenny 1795
29mm Copper halfpenny issued by D.A.Rebello in 1795. View of Hackney church.Rev: DAR cypher. ..
£170.00
Hertfordshire Bishops Stortford Halfpenny 1795
Bronzed 29mm halfpenny. Arms with crest and motto.Rev: View of Stort canal. D&H4 ..
Out of Stock
Yorkshire,Sheffield,Constitutional Society,halfpenny,1792
 Sheffield Constitutional Society, Copper Halfpenny. Obv cap of liberty upon a pole between ..
£500.00
Ireland Dublin WFB & Co Pawnbrokers Penny 1804
33mm copper penny token issued by WFB & Co 1804. Hibernia leaning on harp, PAYABLE A..
£95.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Daniel Mendoza
Thomas Spence, Copper Halfpenny, obv bust of Daniel Mendoza facing left, * D . MENDOZA * around, rev..
£370.00
Middlesex Joseph Askins Ventriloquist 1796
28mm copper halfpenny,showing a man with a wooden leg.Rev: THE CELEBRATED VENTRILOQUIST. D&am..
£325.00