British Tokens (1 October 2014)

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Date of Auction: 1st October 2014

Sold for £1,850

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

19th Century Tokens, SOMERSET, Taunton, John Bluett, Shilling, 1811, shield, rev. value in wreath, edge grained, 4.16g/12h (D 72). Light graze under a of payable, otherwise extremely fine and retaining some original brilliance, even grey tone, of the highest rarity and far superior to the piece illustrated by Dalton; the only specimen to have appeared at auction since before World War II £1,500-2,000

Footnote

Provenance: E.P. Newman Collection, Heritage Mailbid Sale 241418, 24 May 2014 (17350).

With NGC slab tag, graded MS 63