18th Century Tokens from the Collection of the Late David McDonald

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £700

Estimate: £300 - £400

Tokens, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, Slough, William Till, Proof Halfpenny, 1794, in silver, lion rampant to left, rev. view of the Red Lion inn, edge plain, 13.17g/12h (DH 24; Preston-Morley 1046, this piece; cf. DNW 134, 388). Minor hairlines and a tiny graze by lion’s left forepaw, otherwise brilliant and practically as struck, attractively toned, very rare £300-£400


Provenance: P.J. Preston-Morley Collection, DNW Auction 52, 28-9 November 2001, lot 1046 [from Spink February 1971].

Exhibition: British Numismatic Society, 22 April 1980