Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £720

Estimate: £600 - £800

Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury, Skidmore’s mule Halfpenny, 1797, fw cypher in script capitals, surmounted by the crest of a swan and encircled by wreath of oak and palm, rev. heart on hand, edge grained, 9.24g/7h (DH 8; Preston-Morley 1026, this piece). Practically as struck with virtually full original colour, extremely rare; only one other specimen known to the cataloguer £600-800


Provenance: From a 19th century collection; Spink Auction 92, 9 June 1992, lot 3; P.J. Preston-Morley Collection, DNW Auction 52, 28-9 November 2001, lot 1026; R.S. Brown Jr Collection, Part I, DNW Auction T7, 7 October 2009, lot 13