The Collection of British Tokens formed by John Rose (17 November 2020)

Date of Auction: 17th November 2020

Sold for £440

Estimate: £300 - £400

18th Century Tokens, LONDON, Clerkenwell, Joseph Askins, Jacobs’ Halfpenny, 1796, man standing with wooden leg, mr joseph askins around, rev. the celebrated ventriloquist 1796 in 4 lines, edge plain, 11.34g/6h (DH 252b). Extremely fine, obverse with considerable original colour, most attractive and very rare with this edge £300-£400


Provenance: Spink Auction 35, 11 April 1984, lot 351