Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £160

Estimate: £200 - £300

Numismatists Tokens and Ephemera, BERKSHIRE, Englefield, Sir Henry Englefield, 1819, uniface copper by G. Mills, bust left, hce monogram below truncation, 33mm, 17.07g (W 3022; BHM 977; Bell, 1966, no.2; D & W 342/12a; BDM IV, 81). Extremely fine and attractively patinated, extremely rare £200-£300


Provenance: W.T. Ready Collection, Sotheby Auction, 15-19 November 1920, lot 948 (part); F.S. Cokayne Collection; bt Baldwin October 1988.

Sir Henry Charles Englefield, 7th Bt (1752-1822), antiquary and scientific writer, Tilney street, Mayfair, London. Although Sir Henry had sold his ancestral home at Englefield in 1792 and moved to Mayfair long before the tokens in this and the following two lots were struck, they have been retained under Berkshire in line with published literature. He died unmarried and is buried at Englefield