The Collection of Engraved Coins formed by the late Richard Law

Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £500

Estimate: £150 - £200

Halfpenny undertypes (6), viz. a George III Halfpenny [1770-5], engraved fields of foliage both sides, rev. Elezebeth Bayley was Born July the 25 1755; two females with dog, rev. Mary Bailleul 1747 around Britannia, MD on globe; William Vokings March 3d. 1757, rev. Mary Westbrook March 1st 1758; two birds, rev. MMN in centre of pattern; couple seated at table under tree, toasting each other; crowned heart and arrows flanking Love and True, Saml. Ford 6 Months Fine 1781, rev. CR in crown, 1781 below, Mary Bizard 12 Months Fine January 22 [6]. Varied state, some of good style £150-200


Provenance: First bt in Wakefield October 2007; second bt S.H. Monks July 2011; third bt London Bullion May 2002; fifth and last bt S.H. Monks July 2011.

The last piece is known to have been owned by Arnold Whitaker in 1909 and is sold with supporting documentation. William Vokings was baptised on 20 March 1757 at St Luke, Old street, Finsbury