Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £200

Estimate: £150 - £200

17th Century Tokens, Lincolnshire, Donington, Henry Carr, Farthing, 1657, 0.70g/12h (PPM 1; Smith 76; N –; BW. 70); Richard Greenhill, Halfpence, 1663 (2, same dies), 1.35g/6h, 1.08g/12h (PPM 2; Smith 77; N 2930; BW. 69); Thomas Pell, Farthing, 1664, 0.94g/9h (PPM 3; Smith 78; N –; BW. 71) [4]. PPM 1 mediocre but extremely rare, others about fine, second overstruck on a Halfpenny of John Hill of Worcester, 1664 [BW. 145]; all the issues for the town £150-200

Footnote

Provenance: PPM 1 N.J. Hutchinson Collection, bt M.J. Dickinson June 1988; *PPM 2 at 1.35g Spalding Gentlemen’s Society duplicates, Spink Auction 58, 30 April 1987, lot 125 (part), bt Baldwin September 1987; PPM 2 at 1.08g T.W. Townsend Collection, Spink Auction 28, 28 April 1983, lot 16 (part), bt Seaby 1983; PPM 3 H. Pegg Collection, Spink Auction 19, 3 March 1982, lot 104 (part), SNC September 1989 (4866).

Exhibition: PPM 2 at 1.35g British Numismatic Society, 23 October 2012.

Henry Carr, mercer; Richard Greenhill, wife’s name Alice; Thomas Pell, mercer. The phenomenon of overstriking of Greenhill tokens on issues of John Hill (eight such are known to the cataloguer) is explained by Michael Dickinson,
SNC 1989, pp.325-6