British Tokens (1 October 2014)

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Date of Auction: 1st October 2014

Sold for £850

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Anglesey, Amlwch, Parys Mine Co, die trial of the completed obv. for a Penny, by J.G. Hancock, in white metal, druid’s head encircled by wreath with 21 acorns, acorn border, edge plain, 11.07g (DH 8, this piece illustrated). Scratched on the back, otherwise extremely fine and of the highest rarity, the master image used for the extensive Anglesey issued series; believed only one other specimen extant £700-1,000

Footnote

Provenance: R. Dalton Collection; A.H. Baldwin Collection, Spink Auction 43, 18 April 1985, lot 160