Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £110

Estimate: £100 - £150

Numismatists Tokens and Ephemera, LONDON, Cornhill, William Griffin (5), white metal by J. Taylor, parable of the Good Samaritan helping a traveller on the road, donkey behind, go, and do thou likewise, rev. w. griffin...25 change alley cornhill london the utmost value given for light sovereigns, etc, 31mm, 9.52g/12h (W –; D & W –); brass, legend in 10 lines, rev. Thames Tunnel, 24mm, 5.62g/12h (W 3029); brass, bust of Isambard Brunel left, legend around, rev. Thames Tunnel, 24mm, 5.50g/12h (W 3031); brass, legend in 8 lines, rev. elevation of Thames Tunnel entrance, 26mm, 9.64g/12h (W 3032); gilt, bust of Isambard Brunel left, w griffin 27 lombard st, etc, rev. Thames Tunnel, 22mm (W –) [5]. Second and third very fine, others extremely fine, first very rare £100-£150


Provenance: *First bt Baldwin 1991; last bt J. Whitmore May 1981.

William Griffin, silversmith, jeweller and dealer in coins and medals, 25 Change alley, Cornhill (1843), 27 Lombard street (1844), 73 Cornhill (1845)