18th Century Tokens from the Collection of Neil Beaton

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Date of Auction: 6th October 2010

Sold for £140

Estimate: £90 - £120

Portsmouth, Thomas Sharp, Halfpence, 1794 (2), 10.20g/6h (DH 54), 10.60g/6h (DH 55); Kempson’s mule Halfpence (4), 8.81g/12h (DH 57), 10.29g/12h, 9.94g/12h (both DH 57a, latter countermarked h. looker on obv. [cf. Scott 22.33]), 9.13g/12h (DH 57b); Thomas Sharp, Halfpence, 1797 (3), 12.38g/12h (DH 61), 10.84g/6h (DH 64), 10.65g/6h (DH 65b); issuer uncertain, Halfpenny, 1797, 9.80g/6h (DH 67) [10]. DH 64 about extremely fine, DH 65b fine but extremely rare, others generally about very fine and better £90-120

Footnote

DH 57a with countermark only illustrated. Henry William Looker, manufacturing cutler, fl. 42 Leadenhall street, London, 1838-56