18th Century Tokens from the Dr Allen Bennett Collection

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £460

Estimate: £350 - £400

Dorset, Poole, Richard Allen, Skidmore’s Halfpenny, 1797, Prince of Wales’ feathers above an oval inscribed 75, rev. legend in six lines, edge engrailed, 9.15g/6h (DH 3). From the usual damaged reverse die, virtually as struck with almost full original colour, rare £350-400


Provenance: Fawcett/Litman Collection; D.L. Spence Collection, Part I, DNW Auction 63, 7 October 2004, lot 1211