British Tokens (1 October 2014)

Date of Auction: 1st October 2014

Sold for £280

Estimate: £250 - £350

Crewkerne, William Bennet, Farthing, 1666, 0.60g/3h (N 4017; BW. 105); Roger Brewer, Farthing, 1668, 0.62g/12h (N 4018; BW. 106); Will Cosens, Farthing, 1.22g/6h (N –; BW. 108); Edward Cossenes, Farthing, 1670, 1.56g/3h (N 4019; BW. 107); John Grenway, Farthings (6), 0.93g/6h (N 4020; BW. 109), 1.14g/6h (N 4021-2 rev., different [early Ramage] obv.; BW. 109), 1.23g/6h, 1.06g/6h (both N 4021; BW. 109), 1.18g/3h (N 4022, this piece; BW. 109), 0.87g/3h (N 4023; BW. 109); John James, Farthing, 1666, 1.05g/9h (N –; BW. 110); John Shire, Farthings, 1666 (2), mm. star both sides, 1.00g/12h (N 4024; BW. 111), mm. mullet on rev., reads crookhorn, 1.22g/12h (N 4024 obv., different rev.; BW. –) [13]. N 4018, 4020, 4021 at 1.23g and 4023 fine to very fine, BW. 110 and N 4024 mediocre, others generally about fine, some rare; an excellent group including all but one of the believed known variants for the town [for the absentee see Lot 143] £250-350

Footnote

Provenance: BW. 108 bt Baldwin June 1988; BW. 110 bt Seaby August 1976; N 4017 bt Baldwin January 1988; N 4018 and 4023 bt N.A. Clark December 1976; N *4019 and 4020 bt Seaby June 1976; N 4021 at 1.23g bt Spink July 1975; N 4021 at 1.06g bt Baldwin February 1980; N 4021-2 var bt N.A. Clark June 1976; N 4022 Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 104, 6 July 1994, lot 460 (part) [from Baldwin]; N 4024 bt Spink June 1976; N 4024 var bt N.A. Clark August 1977