Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £80

Estimate: £60 - £80

Numismatists Tokens and Ephemera, LONDON, Covent Garden, William Till, 1834, copper (3), arms, rev. dealer in ancient & modern coins medals antiques &c within wreath, edges plain, 36mm, 27.12g/12h (W 3075 var.; D & W 345/54), 29mm, 11.35g/12h (W 3076; D & W 345/56), 22mm, 5.74g/12h (W 3077; W TB 2, 2930; D & W 345/58) [3]. Extremely fine, first with some spotting on obverse, second with almost full original colour £60-£80


Provenance: First Glendining Auction, 10 February 1971, lot 566 (part), P.J. Preston-Morley Collection, DNW Auction 53, 13 March 2002, lot 912 (part) [from Spink February 1971]; second K.S. Collinson Collection, Spink Auction 104, 6 July 1994, lot 527 (part), P.J. Preston-Morley Collection, DNW Auction 53, 13 March 2002, lot 913 (part); last T. McGoldrick Collection, Spink Auction 7, 5 December 1979, lot 395 (part).

William Till (†8 April 1844), coin dealer from 1831 and a founding member of the Numismatic Society of London in 1836, traded from 17 Great Russell street. He struck a number of private tokens in his own name, the dies for many of which were engraved by W.J. Taylor. The Slough tokens made for him by Taylor, c. 1839, commemorate his father, also William, who was a wine and spirit merchant and the proprietor of the Red Lion Inn, formerly located on the north side of the Great West road near the corner of Stoke Poges lane, now the Brunel bus station in Slough