A Collection of 18th Century Tokens and Medals, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 12th June 2018

Sold for £1,600

Estimate: £600 - £800

LONDON, Denton’s ‘Swan’ Penny, 1797, swan with partly expanded wings swimming left, rev. arms of the county of Middlesex, edge i promise to pay on demand the bearer one penny, 25.27g/6h (DH 174). Usual light die flaws on reverse, extremely fine with a hint of original colour, very rare £600-800


Provenance: F.S. Cokayne Collection; Baldwin Auction 23, 3 May 2000, lot 966.

In the absence of Cokayne’s ticket, a prior provenance to either the Lincoln and/or Waite-Sanderson collections, as suggested in Baldwin 23, cannot now be substantiated