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,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,halfpenny,Thomas Spence,Hanging man
Copper 29mm Hanging man.Rev.Legend. Extremely fine,some light spotting. D&H 430a ..
£425.00
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 ..
Out of Stock
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,True hearted sailor
Copper 23mm Spence etc.Rev.True hearted sailor. Uncirculated with some lustre. D&H 713 ..
£175.00
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..
Out of Stock
Scotland,Lothian,Edinburgh ,halfpenny,R.Sanderson & Co
Copper 28mm Crown above rose and thistles about extremely fine,some scatches D&H53 ..
£250.00
Middlesex,Thomas Spence,halfpenny,Horne Tooke,Heart in hand
Copper 28mm Horne Tooke.Rev.Heart in hand Uncirculated with lustre D&H876 ..
£140.00
Middlesex Joseph Askins Ventriloquist 1796
28mm copper halfpenny,showing a man with a wooden leg.Rev: THE CELEBRATED VENTRILOQUIST. D&am..
£325.00
Middlesex,Skidmore,halfpenny,St Catherine,Coleman Street
Skidmore, Series of Churches and Gates, Copper Halfpenny. Obv view of a church, ST. CATHERINE . C..
Out of Stock
Yorkshire,York,Halfpenny 1796
Copper 28mm Constantine the Great.Rev.Arms of York. Extremely fine,some lustre. D&H 69 ..
£195.00
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