British Tokens

British Tokens (3 October 2019) Catalogue Cover

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Bob Lyall

Bob Lyall

Bob Lyall has been a cornerstone with respect to research on the West Indies cut and countermarked series for many years. A major achievement was the publication of a very important booklet, West Indian Coinage – Some New Discoveries, by Spink in 1998. This work brought to light a significant...
Cole Danehower

Cole Danehower

Cole Danehower was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on 28 September 1954, where his father was working on the installation of one of the first mainframe computers. Shortly thereafter, his parents, George and Jacqueline, moved the family to Naperville, Illinois, where he spent much of his childhood in t...
David Brandon Griffiths

David Brandon Griffiths

David Griffiths was born in Conway, North Wales, on 8 November 1940, moving to London when he was five. Like many expatriates, he became very keen to retain his links with his mother country, and in addition to representing it at athletics in sprint events, he realised how interesting it was to link...
David McDonald

David McDonald

David McDonald, from Westminster, Maryland, began his interest in coins in 1959 when his mother tasked him with seeking out coins of Newfoundland for a distant relative - his father, a career naval officer, was then based at the US Navy facility at Argentia, in south-east Newfoundland.The collecting...
Francis Cokayne

Francis Cokayne

Francis Cokayne was born on 7 August 1871 at Ashbourne House, Putney, the south London home of his parents, George Edward Adams, FSA (1825-1911), a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn, and his wife, Mary Dorothea, née Gibbs (1833-1906). He was the seventh of eight children; his Father assumed th...
Michael Paterson

Michael Paterson

Michael was born in Leith, Scotland, on 12 January 1945, and from a young age was interested in collecting things. Firstly stamps, but at the age of 13 it was coins that was to become a lifetime interest. His collection of coins and tokens reflected Edinburgh and Leith, where he was born, but also F...