Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 11th April 2012

Sold for £95

Estimate: £60 - £80

17th Century Tokens, Bedfordshire, Cople, Joseph Lake, Halfpence, 1668 (2, different rev. dies), mm. pierced sexfoil both sides, 1.12g/12h (GO 31; N 9415; BW. 31), mm. pierced sexfoil on obv., small rosette on rev., 1.47g/9h (GO 30; N 9415 obv., different rev.; BW. 30) [2]. First fair and scarce, second fine; the only two issues associated with this village £60-80

Footnote

Provenance: *GO 30 Morton & Eden Auction 23, 28-9 November 2006, lot 375 (part); GO 31 H.W. Taffs Collection, Glendining Auction, 21-3 November 1956, lot 854 (part), N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 783 (part).

GO 31 pre-dates GO 30. Joseph Lake, grocer, wife’s name Alice