Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £290

Estimate: £300 - £400

Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury, Skidmore’s mule Halfpenny, from the same obv. die as previous, rev. shepherd, edge grained, 9.33g/3h (DH 10; Preston-Morley 1027). Minor toning spots on obverse, good extremely fine with much original colour, extremely rare; the second best of the three specimens known to the cataloguer £300-400


Provenance: W.J. Davis Collection, Sotheby Auction, 11-15 March 1901, lot 3 (part); W. Longman Collection, Glendining Auction, 12-13 March 1958, lot 5 (part) [from Spink January 1908]; P.J. Preston-Morley Collection, DNW Auction 52, 28-9 November 2001, lot 1058 [from Baldwin March 1973].

Exhibition: British Numismatic Society, 24 April 1973