18th Century British Trade Tokens (5 October 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £3,200

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

[Birmingham], Donald & Co, Trial Halfpenny, 1792, man working machine, inclined plane at ketley 1789 in exergue [from the rev. die of DH Shropshire 11], rev. man at loom, window at left, birmingham 1792 in exergue, no 29 bull street above, fields chased, edge plain, 13.21g/4h (DH 10, this piece). Obverse weak at lower centre, otherwise good very fine and patinated; UNIQUE £2,000-3,000


Provenance: J.R. Farnell Collection, Part II, Sotheby Parke Bernet Auction (New York), 26 May 1982, lot 9; W.J. Noble Collection, Part I, Noble Numismatics Auction 58B (Melbourne), 7-8 July 1998, lot 773, and front cover; Davissons Mailbid Sale 19, 1 May 2003 (315, part).

Perhaps more correctly a Warwickshire token from the content, but retained here in sequence with the previous lot. ‘Untraced’ by Dalton and Hamer and whereabouts unknown to Waters; see footnote to lot 635