British Tokens, Tickets and Passes (27 August 2020)

Date of Auction: 27th August 2020

Sold for £2,400

Estimate: £200 - £300

London (City), Fleet Street, issuer uncertain, Halfpenny, at ye king of sweadliend, bust of King Gustavus Adolfus, rev. head in fleet street, his halfe peny, 2.15g/9h (N –; D –). About very fine, ‘river’ patina, of the highest rarity; believed the only known specimen
£200-£300

Footnote

Provenance: Found in the R Thames at Southwark, 1991; bt Baldwin