The Collection of Engraved Coins formed by the late Richard Law

Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £260

Estimate: £100 - £200

George III, Twopence, 1797, centre of rev. planed flat and engraved with a reclining female nude on a banquette, drapes above; other Twopences (2), both 1797, engraved, Chas. Taylor to Elizth. Dawson; Sarah Stanfield, London; further Twopences (6), all 1797, fashioned as screw-boxes, one with red sealing-wax impression of a coach and four, one engraved with crossed hearts and initials J.C., others empty (4); Penny, 1797, fashioned as a screw box [10]. Varied state, first of somewhat crude style £100-200


Provenance: First bt S.H. Monks July 2011; second bt in Wakefield July 2012; third bt P. Morris December 2013; impression of coach and four and J.C. piece Baldwin Auction, 3 November 2001, lot 83.

Charles Taylor and Elizabeth Dawson married at St James, Clerkenwell, on 6 July 1800; it is believed that an Elizabeth Taylor, buried on 9 August 1801, aged 20, at St Sepulchre’s, in the parish of St James Clerkenwell, may be the same individual