The Collection of Tokens formed by the Late David Pottinger

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Date of Auction: 19th March 2009

Sold for £330

Estimate: £120 - £150

Birmingham, Birmingham Mining & Copper Co, imitation Halfpenny, 1793, 9.12g/6h (DH 116); Benjamin Jacob, Penny, 1798, 18.58g/6h (DH 31); Workhouse, Alston’s Halfpenny, 1796, 8.47g/12h (DH 63, coated with similor); Kempson’s Buildings, Halfpence (3), Navigation Office, 12.85g/12h (DH 210), New Brassworks, 13.99g/12h (DH 203), Soho Manufactory, 11.78g/6h (DH 212); 50th Birthday of Joseph Priestley, 1783, a white metal medal by J.G. Hancock, 13.63g/12h (DH 32); Riots, 1791, a white metal medal, perhaps by J.G. Hancock, 17.21g/12h (DH 34); Coventry, Robert Reynolds & Co, Halfpenny, 1792, 11.80g/6h (DH 235) [9]. DH 203 and 212 extremely fine with original colour, DH 31 about very fine but with dull red appearance from past cleaning, others very fine, DH 32 scarce £120-150

Footnote

Provenance: DH 31 bt S.E. Schwer July 1991; *DH 32 M.Z. Gerson Collection, Part II, Spink Auction 58, 30 April 1987, lot 269 (part), bt R. Gladdle July 1987; DH 34 bt J. Whitmore October 1975; DH 63 bt J. Whitmore November 1994; DH 116 bt M. Ellis March 1972; DH 203 bt S.E. Schwer June 1983; DH 210 bt J. Whitmore May 1983; DH 212 bt James of Norwich May 1982; DH 235 bt J. Copperman May 1974