The Preston-Morley Buckinghamshire Collection: Tokens

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Date of Auction: 28th November 2001

Sold for £80

Estimate: £70 - £100

17th Century, Beaconsfield, John Foscet, Halfpence, 1669 (2, different rev. dies), paschal lamb, 1.11g/9h (Berry & Morley 28; SCBI Norweb 290, same dies; BW. 20); 1.83g/6h (Berry & Morley –; BW. 20) [2]. First good very fine and nicely patinated but some light surface verdigris on reverse, second about very fine (£70-100)


*B & M 28 Glendining Auction, 11-12 July 1929, lot 360 (part);
F E Baker Collection, October 1977 [from Spink, September 1929]. See Colour Plate III

B & M – bt Baldwin October 1969.

The reverse dies of Foscet’s tokens are very similar and use the same punches. The principal determining factor is the position of the 1 in the date, which is horizontal on the first issue and slopes upwards on the second