18th Century Tokens from the Dr Allen Bennett Collection

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £90

Estimate: £60 - £80

Essex, Colchester, Charles Heath, Halfpenny, 1794, castle, rev. loom, edge payable at charles heaths bay maker colchester, 10.41g/6h (DH 10; Judson 1040). From the obverse die without flaw, virtually as struck with some original colour and reflective surfaces £60-80


Provenance: Bt J.A. Bobbe June 2001.

There were two distinct issues of Charles Heath’s halfpence that have been traditionally catalogued as DH 10. They may be most readily distinguished by the die-axes and the weight. The first issue (this lot) is almost always
c. 10.5g; the second issue (next lot) is always less than 9g