18th Century Tokens from the Collection of Neil Beaton

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Date of Auction: 6th October 2010

Sold for £260

Estimate: £150 - £200

High Holborn, John Skidmore, Halfpenny, 1795, 10.24g/6h (DH 480); Skidmore’s mule Halfpence (3), men at forge, rev. anchor and cable, 9.31g/6h (DH 508), guillotine, rev. busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, 9.93g/6h (DH 513), Free Born Briton, rev. knife, fork and plate chained to table, 12.43g/12h (DH 520) [4]. First two very fine, third extremely fine and attractively patinated, very rare, last nearly so but somewhat mishandled


Provenance: DH 520 bt H.J. Berk October 2004.

DH 513 only illustrated