British Tokens, Tickets and Passes, Wiltshire Coins and Paranumismatica (30 September 2021)
Date of Auction: 30th September 2021
Sold for £2,400
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
FootnoteProvenance: Bt Spink 2008.
It remains uncertain whether this piece was struck in or around 1794, which the die-axis would suggest, or at a later date by W.J. Taylor, as per the Copper Co of Upper Canada/Kentucky P.P.P. Myddelton mules, which began to surface on the market in the 1860s; it should certainly not be confused with the J. Rochelle Thomas series of Upper Canada forgeries put out in the 1890s. David Vice, in his detailed exposé of the Copper Co of Upper Canada series (SNC 1977), does not mention Eccleston/Upper Canada mules