World Tokens, the Property of a North Country Collector

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Date of Auction: 2nd October 2019

Sold for £240

Estimate: £80 - £100

Antigua, ST JOHN’S, Hornal & Coltart, copper Farthing, 1836, similar, obv. countermarked with incuse 1, 22mm (Lyall 3; cf. Prid. 1). Coin worn with slight surface pitting, countermark very fine, rare £80-£100

Footnote

Provenance: Bt E. Roehrs 1983.

The purpose of the countermark (specimens are known countermarked 1, 3, and 4) remains uncertain, but it is thought that they might have been used as communion tokens. The general worn condition of countermarked examples would suggest usage over a considerable period of time