18th Century Provincial Trade Tokens

Middlesex 922

141480

Skidmore’s halfpenny token.

Obv: The arms of London, a crown above. Around the perimeter FEAR GOD AND HONOR THE KING 1795Seventeen pearls on the crown; nine to left, eight to right. The point of the shield just ot the left of the 9 of the date. Rev: A lean man sitting on the floor gnawing a bone. FRENCH LIBERTY above. Edge: Plain. D&H Middlesex 922

Choice uncirculated; the reverse struck 5% off center. Very Rare. $1500.00

 

Middlesex 977

140689

Princess of Wales.

Obv: A three-quarter bust facing slightly to left. Around the perimeter PRINCESS OF WALES. No earing in left ear. Rev: The crest of the Prince of Wales above a portcullis, 1795 below. Around the perimeter HALF PENNY.  Large crest, thick numbers in date. The lower ring in the chain terminates opposite the lowest bar of the portcullis. Edge: Milled. D&H Middlesex 977

A few contact marks otherwise nice uncirculated and a bit lustrous, with some faded red remaining. $100.00

 

Middlesex 977

141694National Series. Princess of Wales Halfpenny. Obv. A three-quarter bust facing slightly to left. Around the perimeter PRINCESS OF WALES. No earring in left ear. Rev. The crest of the Prince of Wales above a portcullis, 1795 below. Around the perimeter HALF PENNY Large crest, thick numbers in date. The lower ring in the chains terminates opposite the lowest bar of the portcullis. Milled edge. DH Middlesex 977. Struck slightly off center. Otherwise near gem, lustrous red and brown uncirculated. NGC 65RB. $350.00

From the James Watt Jr. Collection

Middlesex 986

National Series. Bust of the Duke of York, right, rev. Man-of-war sailing, edge PAYABLE IN DUBLIN OR LONDON . + . + . , 9.23g (DH 986) Choice, lustrous and nearly uncirculated. $55.00

Middlesex 998

National Series. Busts of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, rev. an anchor and cable, &c., milled edge, 10.30g, (DH 998). Struck from lightly rusted dies, otherwise choice bronzed uncirculated. $195.00

Middlesex 1016d

141523

Map of France. Obv. Around the perimeter A MAP OF FRANCE 1794. A foot within a square border, HONOR (trampled) underneath, FRA-NCE divided, THRONE (turned upside down), GLORY (defaced), RELIGION (broken up), FIRE (in every corner), daggers (murder) on every side, and bloodshed all over.  Rev. An inscription on five lines, MAY GREAT BRITAIN EVER REMAIN THE REVERSE radiated within an oak wreath. Large letters in inscription.G of GREAT and N of BRITAIN touch the wreath. Edge: Engrailed . DH Middlesex 1016d

A later state of the reverse die. Choice faded red uncirculated. $195.00

 

Middlesex 1018a

141524

Political and Social Series. Obv. A helmeted bust in profile to right. Around the perimeter FOR GENE RAL CONVENIENCE  Rev. A shield of arms. Around the perimeter HALFPENNY TOKEN 1795  Edge: Milled to left . DH Middlesex 1018a

Near gem, toned and faded red uncirculated. $230.00

 

Middlesex 1018b

Political and Social Series. General Convenience, 1795.A bust facing right, rev. a shield of arms, plain edge, 10.81g (DH 1018b). A couple light scratches otherwise about extra fine. Extremely rare with this edge. $175.00

Middlesex 1018c

Political and Social Series. General Convenience, 1795.A bust facing right, rev. a shield of arms, edge milled over FEAR GOD AND HONOR THE KING, 9.65g (DH 1018c). About extra fine. Extremely rare with this edge. $195.00

Middlesex 1022

140711

Benevolent Choral Fund.

Obv: A bust in profile to left. Around the perimeter G. F. HANDEL. I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVITH. Rev: An inscription in the center BENEVOLENT CHORAL FUND INSTITUTED 1791 and around the perimeter FOR ITS DECAY’D MEMBERS WIDOWS AND ORPHANS .Large letters, period after ORPHANS Edge: Plain. D&H Middlesex 1022

A very late state of the reverse die showing a substantial bisecting crack. Nearly uncirculated, a bit lustrous and retaining some original color. $225.00

 

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