18th Century British Trade Tokens (5 October 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £1,550

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Birmingham, Thomas Welch, a uniface trial of the unfinished obv. die for the Penny [1800] by J.G. Hancock Sr, bust left, no buttons on coat, back stamped with a double floral circle impressed gilt, edge on demand i promise to pay the bearer one penny, 26.85g/9h (DH 22). Extremely fine and as made, of the highest rarity; said to be 5 known £1,500-2,000


Provenance: Glendining Auction, 23 September 1965, lot 314 (part); SCMB February 1967; D.L. Spence Collection, Part II, DNW Auction 67A, 29 September 2005, lot 1762, illustrated on back cover