Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £820

Estimate: £700 - £900

Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury, Skidmore’s mule Halfpenny, 1797, from the same obv. die as previous, rev. sailor, edge grained, 9.33g/12h (DH 11; Preston-Morley –). Extremely fine with considerable original colour, extremely rare £700-900


Provenance: From a 19th century collection; Spink Auction 92, 9 June 1992, lot 5; W.J. Noble Collection, Part I, Noble Numismatics Auction 58B (Melbourne), 7-8 July 1998, lot 16; R.S. Brown Jr Collection, Part I, DNW Auction T7, 7 October 2009, lot 16 [from A. Davisson September 1998].

The Davisson ticket with this coin alludes to it once being in the Hamer and Waite-Sanderson collections, which is unproven and perhaps a confusion with the provenance to lot 14 in the R.S. Brown Jr Collection