A Collection of Tokens, the Property of a Gentleman

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Date of Auction: 20th February 2019

Sold for £360

Estimate: £200 - £300

LANCASHIRE, Manchester, John Fielding, Penny, 1793, Grocer’s arms and supporters, rev. EIC balemark, edge plain, 20.42g/6h DH 7). Centre of balemark tooled, otherwise about very fine, dark brown patina, extremely rare; the only specimen seen by the cataloguer in commerce and the first to appear at auction since 1930 £200-£300

Footnote

Provenance: SNC March 1998 (1578).

Regrettably this piece has no proven provenance; it is demonstrably not the DH plate coin, which likely was the same piece within lot 100 in the Hamer sale, 1930