Coins, Historical Medals & Paper Money (12 - 14 December 2017)

Date of Auction: 12th - 14th December 2017

Sold for £75

Estimate: £60 - £80

LANCASHIRE, Liverpool, South Corporation School, a silver award medal, unsigned, student seated at desk, rev. engraved (Presented by John Farnworth Esq, Mayor of Liverpool, To Lewis Smith For Good Conduct, Punctuality & Cleanliness, 18 June 1866), 44mm, 31.46g. Extremely fine, obverse dark-toned, rare £60-80

Footnote

John Farnworth, Mayor of Liverpool 1865-6, and Methodist; a contemporary described him as someone who was ‘somewhat devoted to hobbies, and who regards his own mission as something less profane and mundane than the performance of mere municipal duties’