18th Century British Trade Tokens (5 October 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Thomas Paine, 1793, a white metal medal, unsigned, man hanging from tree, a tree is known by its fruit…, i die for this damn'd book in speech bubble, rev. may the tree of liberty exist to bear tommy's last friend, 32mm, 10.54g/12h (DH 209; BHM 366). An early strike without the obverse die flaws, trifling surface marks, otherwise extremely fine and retaining much original brilliance, very rare


Provenance: Bt W. McKivor October 2004