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 Newtownards County Down Twopence Thomas Fisher
23mm copper Twopence token issued by Thomas Fisher,circa 1735. Kingfisher with a fish. Ve..
£275.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Ass,1794
Copper Halfpenny.  Obv Spence’s bust facing left, 1794 below, the “4” retr..
£180.00
Ayr Halfpenny William Wallace 1797
28mm copper halfpenny. Bust of William Wallace.Rev.Scotia seated. D&H3 Uncirculat..
£275.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Alphage
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny.  Obv view of a church, ST. ALPHAGE..
£55.00
Middlesex Holborn J.Hancock Halfpenny 1796
29mm Copper Halfpenny token issued by J.Hancock of Leather Lane,Holborn in 1796. Hancock was an u..
Out of Stock
Ireland Dublin Newry Belfast  Halfpenny 1796
29mm Copper halfpenny token of Dublin 1796. Arms both sides PAYABLE IN DUBLIN NEWRY OR BELFAS..
£175.00
Warwickshire,Coventry,Philemon Holland,Penny
Bronze 36mm. Bust of Holland facing.Rev:Interior of Free School. Edge: PENNY TOKEN PAYABL..
Out of Stock
Warwickshire,County Penny,Caesars Tower Kenilworth 1796
Copper 33mm. Caesars tower.Rev PK,cypher (Peter Kempson) D&H6 Good extremely fine ..
£120.00
Ireland County Antrim Belfast William Ringland Twopence
23mm  copper Twopence token circa 1735 issued by William Ringland. A Dove "GOOD TIDINGS"..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,hand,1794
Copper Halfpenny, Obv Spence’s bust facing left, 1794 below, the “4” retrograde..
£125.00
Hampshire Southampton Penny Admiral Nelson 1798
Copper 37mm Penny token. Bust of Nelson facing left.Rev:"IN MEMORY OF THE ACTION OFF THE NILE..
£750.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Mary's Rotherhithe
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny. Obv view of a church, ST. MARY’S ..
£55.00
Warwickshire Coventry Free School J.Nickson Halfpenny 1799
29mm Bronze halfpenny token issued by J.Nickson. Half length figure of John Hales.Rev: View o..
Out of Stock
Middlesex Thomas Spence Halfpenny Prisoner Britannia 1795
29mm copper halfpenny issued by Tomas Spence in 1795. Prisoner gnawing a bone.Rev:Britannia. ..
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Northumberland,Newcastle,halfpenny,Thomas Spence.
Copper 28mm. Obv sailor standing facing right, * J. SPENCE * SLOPSELLER * NEWCASTLE * around, exe..
£175.00