British Tokens from the Collection of the late Bill McKivor

Date of Auction: 30th September 2021

Sold for £140

Estimate: £150 - £200

18th Century Tokens, LONDON, High Holborn, Christopher Ibberson, mule Halfpenny, St George on horseback slaying dragon, small boar above, rev. cypher rw on a shield hanging from a tree, edge plain, 10.91g/6h (DH 340). Obverse rim bruise at 8 o’clock, otherwise very fine with brown patina, very rare £150-£200

Footnote

Provenance: F.S. Cokayne Collection, Spink Auction 192, 24 January 2008, lot 70.

A concoction presumably made at the Soho mint, utilising the rev. die of the Enniscorthy halfpence of Robert Woodcock (DH Wexford 1-4), from an issue shipped from Soho in February 1800/1 (Doty, CTCJ June 2000, p.77). At one time considered rarer than DH 339, more specimens of DH 340 have appeared on the market in recent years