Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (5 & 6 June 2019)

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Date of Auction: 5th & 6th June 2019

Sold for £150

Estimate: £90 - £120

London (City), Broad Street, Silvester Deane, Halfpenny, 1667, 3.23g/5h (N –; BW. 430). Fine, extremely rare £90-£120


Provenance: With Seaby; bt N.A. Clark December 2006.

For Deane’s coffee house in Broad street see Lillywhite, London Coffee Houses, no. 341. Deane is shown living in St Mary Abchurch precinct in the Lady Day 1662-3 hearth tax returns, but presumably moved promptly after the Great Fire to Broad street which lay just outside the devastated zone. In 1677-8 he was suspected, along with several other coffee house proprietors, of assisting with the circulation of seditious papers