The Collection of Engraved Coins formed by the late Richard Law

Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £320

Estimate: £100 - £150

Halfpenny undertypes (6), viz. Ann Cromwell Bromsgrove Worcestershire 1775, rev. monogram in wreath; Success to the Ms. of Rockingham 1772, on rev. of George III Halfpenny [1770-5]; floral pattern, rev. Hanh. Waide London 1764; Weaver’s arms, Success to the English Shuttle, rev. Recommended by the Committee of Orrice, No. 6 Weavers; Miss Rose Leeds on rev. of George II Halfpenny; crown, Mary Whinnell 1771, rev. MW monogram [6]. Varied state, some of good style £100-150


Provenance: First bt Spink June 2008; second bt in Wakefield June 2011; third bt in Bradford February 1990; fourth bt S.H. Monks July 2011; fifth Baldwin Auction, 3 November 2001, lot 86 (part); last bt Spink March 2009.

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730-82), Whig statesman, prime minister 1765-6, died in office 1782