18th Century Tokens from the Dr Allen Bennett Collection

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011


Estimate: £300 - £350

Cumberland, County series, James’ Lake Farthing, 1796, lakeland scene, rev. fence dividing two trees, edge plain, struck out of collar, 9.58g/12h (DH 2a). Flaw on rim at 6 o’clock, otherwise virtually as struck with most attractive brown patina and a hint of original colour, very rare £300-350


Provenance: SNC July-August 1972 (7663); SNC February 1973 (1439); W.J. Noble Collection, Part I, Noble Numismatics Auction 58B (Melbourne), 7-8 July 1998, lot 67; bt J.A. Bobbe August 1998