Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £480

Estimate: £500 - £600

Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury, Skidmore’s mule Halfpenny, 1797, from the same obv. die as previous, rev. Pandora’s breeches, edge engrailed, 8.83g/6h (DH 9; Preston-Morley –). Flan crack from 8 o’clock to centre and other light die breaks, otherwise extremely fine with glossy brown patina, extremely rare £500-600


Provenance: S.H. Hamer Collection, Glendining Auction, 26-28 November 1930, lot 30 (part); W. Waite-Sanderson Collection, Glendining Auction, 16-17 November 1944, lot 9 (part); M.Z. Gerson Collection [from Baldwin]; W.J. Noble Collection, Part I, Noble Numismatics Auction 58B (Melbourne), 7-8 July 1998, lot 14 [from M.Z.G. September 1985]; R.S. Brown Jr Collection, Part I, DNW Auction T7, 7 October 2009, lot 14 [from A. Davisson September 1998]