British Tokens (1 October 2014)

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Date of Auction: 1st October 2014

Sold for £600

Estimate: £500 - £700

Anglesey, Amlwch, Parys Mine Co, uniface obv. striking of a Pattern Halfpenny [1792], by J. Westwood, in copper, druid’s head encircled by thick wreath with 15 acorns, edge payable at macclesfield liverpool or congleton, 12.57g (DH 414, this piece illustrated). About extremely fine and patinated, of the highest rarity £500-700

Footnote

Provenance: T. Bliss Collection; R. Dalton Collection [from T.B.]; A.H. Baldwin Collection, Spink Auction 43, 18 April 1985, lot 235.

Only one other example believed known (private collection USA, ex Cokayne 230, Lincoln No.1)