British Tokens (1 October 2014)

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Date of Auction: 1st October 2014

Sold for £1,750

Estimate: £900 - £1,200

Anglesey, Amlwch, Parys Mine Co, Proof Penny, 1788, in silver, druid’s head encircled by wreath with 24 acorns, rev. pm co cypher, short-topped p, curved 1 and straight 7 in date, edge on demand in london liverpool or anglesey, 32.39g/12h (DH 199, this piece illustrated). Tiny obverse rim bruises at 9 and 11 o’clock and light handling marks, otherwise extremely fine or better, toned, extremely rare £900-1,200


Provenance: T. Bliss Collection; R. Dalton Collection [from T.B.]; W.J. Noble Collection, Part I, Noble Numismatics Pty Auction 58B (Melbourne), 7-8 July 1998, lot 1147 [from Baldwin]