Countermarked Tokens from the Collection of Neil Beaton

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2014

Sold for £1,400

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

RENFREWSHIRE, Greenock, J. McK[—], a PERU, Charles IIII, 8 Réales, 1794ij, Lima, obv. countermarked j. mck · & Son greenock around 4/6, 26.39g/12h (Manville 58, and p.114, this coin listed; KM. CC57). Coin with obverse fine, reverse about very fine and toned, countermark good fine £1,200-1,500


Provenance: J. Meili Collection; H.E. Manville Collection; W. Allen Collection, Spink Auction 34, 14-15 March 1984, lot 96; A.T. Macmillan Collection; DNW Auction 71, 28 September 2006, lot 1036.

The probable issuer was John McKelvie, grocer and spirit dealer, 25 Dalrymple street, and his son, John junior, wholesale grocer and tea dealer, 16 Shaw street (Manville p.113)