18th Century British Trade Tokens (5 October 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £3,300

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Warwickshire, Coventry, Edmund Percy, Penny, 1801, from the same dies as previous but the rev. retouched, three boys playing marbles on the aisle with master gesticulating, date replaces legend in exergue, edge penny token payable by e.w. percy coventry, 35.22g/12h (DH 42). Most of the light flaws in the die on left wall polished out and usual light flaw in exergue, a small nick in field below o of holland, otherwise virtually as struck, extremely rare £2,000-2,500


Provenance: W.J. Davis Collection, Sotheby Auction, 11-15 March 1901, lot 352; S.H. Hamer Collection, Glendining Auction, 26-8 November 1930, lot 389; W. Anderson Collection, Davissons Mailbid Sale 13, 25 April 2000 (791).

6 struck; at least three of the six have changed hands in recent times; Lincoln/Waite-Sanderson/Jan 99, Gerson/Noble 955/Spingarn 394 and the present piece