A Collection of Tokens, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 20th February 2019

Sold for £700

Estimate: £400 - £600

18th Century Tokens, Co DURHAM, Sunderland, Rowland Burdon, Denton’s Penny, 1796, view of iron bridge with two vessels passing underneath, rev. legend in eight lines within palm wreath, edge on demand we promise to pay one penny, 20.57g/7h (DH 3a). Struck over a Penny of Mary Lambe of Bath; cleaned and subsequently lacquered, otherwise about extremely fine, extremely rare; believed the only specimen available to commerce £400-£600


Provenance: J.R. Farnell Collection, Part I, Sotheby Parke Bernet Auction (New York), 8 December 1981, lot 23; W.J. Noble Collection, Part I, Noble Numismatics Pty Auction 58B (Melbourne), 7-8 July 1998, lot 86; Spink Auction 147, 4-5 October 2000, lot 766