Historical Medals and Tokens (3 October 2018)

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2018

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £600 - £800

SHROPSHIRE, Dawley, Gilbert Gilpin, Halfpenny, 1811, legend around sells chains for pits cranes &c, etc, rev. boar running right, edge neatly grained, 8.69g/6h (W 718, this piece illustrated). Virtually as struck with full original colour, of the highest rarity; superior to the British Museum specimen £600-800

Footnote

Provenance: T. Lloyd Collection, Sotheby Auction, 10-14 May 1878, lot 278 (part); bt Spink October 1905