British Tokens (1 October 2014)

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Date of Auction: 1st October 2014

Sold for £820

Estimate: £500 - £700

Anglesey, Amlwch, die trial for Westwood’s copy of Milton’s Pattern Penny, in white metal, druid’s head encircled by wreath with 9 acorns, rev. pm co cypher, edge + edw · hughes · tho · williams · iohn · dawes · paris · lodge ++, 13.44g/6h (DH 3 bis, this piece illustrated). Metal fault by penny on reverse, otherwise extremely fine and of the highest rarity; believed the only known specimen £500-700

Footnote

Provenance: J.G. Murdoch Collection, Part VII, Sotheby Auction, 12-13 December 1904, lot 107 (part); S.H. Hamer Collection, Glendining Auction, 26-8 November 1930, lot 468 (part); F.S. Cokayne Collection; A.H. Baldwin Collection, Spink Auction 43, 18 April 1985, lot 156