Countermarked Tokens from the Collection of Neil Beaton

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2014

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £600 - £800

BUTE, Rothesay, Rothsay Mills, a Spanish-American cut Third-Dollar, obv. countermarked payable at rothsay mills ◊ around 1/8 in circle, 7.86g (Manville 96 and p.183, item t, this coin; Hodge, SNC January 2014, p.129; KM. CC94). Coin worn almost flat, countermark fine £600-800


Provenance: T.S. Agnew Collection [from a Mr Gilpin, Bangor, co Down, dispersing an old 19th century coin collection in 1958]; W. Allen Collection, Spink Auction 34, 14-15 March 1984, lot 28 [from T.S.A.]