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

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £320

Estimate: £400 - £500

Tokens, HAMPSHIRE, Southampton, Taylor, Moody & Co, Boulton’s Proof Halfpence, 1791 (9), 11.39g/6h, 11.17g/12h, 10.86g/6h, 10.82g/6h, 10.76g/12h, 10.67g/12h, 10.46g/12h, 10.42g/12h, 10.00g/12h (all DH 89) [9]. One slightly mishandled, otherwise all brilliant and virtually as struck £400-500


The opportunity to study this quantity of proofs demonstrates that at least two distinct issues for Taylor Moody were made by Boulton – one with coin die-axis, and one with medal die-axis (cf. Richard Doty, CTCJ August 1997)