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

Date of Auction: 17th November 2020

Sold for £1,600

Estimate: £500 - £700

18th Century Tokens, LONDON, High Holborn, John Skidmore, Proof Halfpenny, 1795, in silver, register stove, rev. two men at a forge, edge grained, 11.49g/6h (DH 480). Virtually as struck with steel-blue toning, of the highest rarity; perhaps only one other specimen available to commerce which is not as fine £500-£700


Provenance: Mark Rasmussen FPL 8, Summer 2005 (82); R.S. Bole Collection, Part II, DNW Auction 69A, 16 March 2006, lot 186