18th Century Tokens from the Dr Allen Bennett Collection

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £2,900

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

Cambridgeshire, Newmarket, Spence’s Halfpenny, 1793, stag lying under tree, rev. snail on river-bank, tree and bridge in background, edge plain, 9.06g/6h (DH 35). Usual die cracks and flaws on obverse, otherwise extremely fine and attractively patinated, extremely rare; only one other specimen [Cokayne’s] offered at auction since 1944


Provenance: Fawcett/Litman Collection; D.L. Spence Collection, Part I, DNW Auction 63, 7 October 2004, lot 1182; R.S. Brown Jr Collection, Part I, DNW Auction T7, 7 October 2009, lot 62