18th Century British Trade Tokens (5 October 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £3,200

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Arnold, Davison and Hawksley, Crown, 1791 [issued 1802], in plated copper, fleece suspended from apple-tree, rev. crossed fasces and axe, spear and cap of Liberty, edge plain, 27.78g/6h (DH 1; D & W 338/37). Minor surface marks and a graze in lower field on reverse, otherwise good very fine and toned, extremely rare and possibly the finest known in private hands £1,500-2,000


Provenance: P.C. Deane Collection; W.J. Noble Collection, Part I, Noble Numismatics Auction 58B (Melbourne), 7-8 July 1998, lot 763; Davissons Mailbid Sale 19, 1 May 2003 (315, part)