The Collection of London 17th Century Tokens formed by the late Mrs Dora Harris

Date of Auction: 11th December 2002

Sold for £170

Estimate: £120 - £150

17th Century Tokens, Blackfriars, James Carpin, Halfpenny, 1668, 1.22g/6h (BW. –; D –). Obverse fine, reverse about very fine, the only known specimen and previously unpublished (£120-150)


Found in the R. Thames near Cardinal’s Wharf, 1985;
bt R. Sharman November 1985.

James Carpin, vintner. The full reading is, mm. cinquefoil on
obv. only, iames·carpin·from·ye·ovld, Vintners’ arms, rev. virginy· now·in·blackfryers·, his halfe penny 1668