The Collection of Worcestershire Tokens Formed by the Late Michael Paterson

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Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £300

Estimate: £300 - £500

18th Century Tokens, Dudley, Spence’s mule Halfpenny, from the same obv. die as previous, rev. conjoined heads of man and ass, edge grained, 9.31g/6h (DH 17a). Weakly struck, otherwise extremely fine, reverse with diffused original colour and much as made, of the highest rarity; the first specimen seen by the cataloguer, no others traced £300-£500


Provenance: Baldwin ‘Basement’, Part III, Baldwin Auction 102, 4 October 2016, lot 2212