Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £620

Estimate: £600 - £800

Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury, Francis Wheeler, Skidmore’s mule Halfpenny, from the same obv. die as previous, rev. representation of the arms of the Wheeler family, crossed oak branches below, edge plain, 11.44g/6h (DH 6a; Preston-Morley 1022, this piece). Light carbon spotting on obverse, otherwise brilliant with virtually full original colour, extremely rare £600-800


Provenance: W. Longman Collection, Glendining Auction, 12-13 March 1958, lot 4 (part [recté DH 6a, not 6]) [from Spink March 1914]; P.J. Preston-Morley Collection, DNW Auction 52, 28-9 November 2001, lot 1022 [from Baldwin January 1973]