18th Century Tokens from the Dr Allen Bennett Collection

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury, Francis Wheeler, Halfpenny, 1797, fw cypher in script capitals, surmounted by the crest of a swan and encircled by wreath of oak and palm, rev. representation of the arms of the Wheeler family, crossed oak branches below, edge plain, 11.38g/10h (DH 4; Preston-Morley 1019, this piece). Most attractive surfaces, brilliant and toned, extremely rare £1,000-1,500


Provenance: W. Longman Collection, Glendining Auction, 12-13 March 1958, lot 4 (part); P.J. Preston-Morley Collection, DNW Auction 52, 28-9 November 2001, lot 1019 [from Baldwin December 1972]; R.S. Brown Jr Collection, Part I, DNW Auction T7, 7 October 2009, lot 9.

13 struck