18th Century British Trade Tokens (5 October 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Birmingham, George Barker, Penny, 1800, bust of Britannia right, diva britanniæ fautrix artium around, rev. the work of iohn gregory hancock aged nine years above date, utile dulci above, for exchange below, edge by george barker birmingham mdccc, 36.81g/12h (DH 19). Trifling surface marks on obverse and a small spot by date, otherwise virtually as struck with much original colour and proof-like surfaces, very rare £1,200-1,500


Provenance: J. Spingarn Collection FPL (381) [from Spink]; bt J.S. March 2001