The Collection of 19th Century Tokens formed by Frank Gorsler

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2012

Sold for £2,300

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Devon, Plymouth, Christopher Loyd, ‘Morgan’s’ mule Shilling, 1811, value within Garter, payable at the bullion office, etc, rev. plymouth token payable by cr loyd in wreath, 2.95g/12h (D 18; Gorsler, SNC August 2000, p.160, this piece; Wager p.51). Characteristic weakness in striking on both sides, otherwise about extremely fine and one of the classic rarities of the entire series; only one other specimen known £1,000-1,500


Provenance: Bt J.A. Bobbe 1998.

Arguably superior than the only other attested specimen (Dalton plate coin = F.S. Cokayne sale, 1946, lot 223, then considered unique), the whereabouts of which is now unknown