18th Century British Trade Tokens (5 October 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £2,900

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Piccadilly, London Corresponding Society, Skidmore’s mule Halfpenny, man hanging from gallows, cap of Liberty and obelisk, rev. obelisk and masonic emblems, edge engrailed, 9.31g/6h (DH 291; Harris –). Excess of metal on lower reverse rim, otherwise extremely fine with original colour, extremely rare and the most desirable of all the masonic tokens of the period £1,500-2,000

Footnote

Provenance: From a 19th century collection; Spink Auction 92, 9 June 1992, lot 69; W. Anderson Collection, Davissons Mailbid Sale 13, 25 April 2000 (625)