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Provincial Tokens

Category:  Token & Medals
Owner:  farthing
Last Modified:  9/11/2021
Set Description
Provincial token-coinage of 18th century Great Britain - Conders.

Set Goals
Building a nice representative collection of Genuine Trade Tokens, Political Tokens, Specious Tokens and Medalettes created for collectors during the late 18th century across all counties of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

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View Coin Buckinghamshire Amersham DH 2a G.BRIT - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1/2P 1797 G.BRIT D&H-2A BUCKINGHAMSHIRE-AMERSHAM E: ENGRAILED >>> Buckinghamshire DH 2a NGC MS 66 RB Buckinghamshire Amersham DH 2a - Diesinker: Unknown, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: A guitar, trumpet, and music book, intertwined with floral sprays AMERSHAM . TOKEN . 1797 . Reverse: An inscription A . SPEEDY. AND. LASTING PEACE. in four lines within crossed palm and laurel branches. Edge: Engrailed.
A specious token struck for sale to collectors by Paul Skidmore.
View Coin Buckinghamshire Slough DH 22 G.BRIT - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&H-22 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - SLOUGH E: PLAIN Buckinghamshire DH 22 NGC MS 65 BN Buckinghamshire Slough DH #22 - Diesinker: W. J. Taylor, Manufacturer: W. J. Taylor, Issurer: William Till. Obverse: the Shield and Arms of the family Till, W. TILL, WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT 1794. Reverse: lion rampant to left standing in a field, HALFPENNY TOKEN SLOUGH BUCKS RED LION INN. Edge: Plain.
William Till (died April 1844), coin dealer at 17 Great Russell Street, Covent Garden, London. The Slough tokens made for him by W. J. Taylor, c.1839, commemorate his father, also William, who was a wine and spirit merchant and the proprietor of the Red Lion Inn, formerly located on the north side of the Great West Road near the corner of Stoke Poges Lane, now the Brunel bus station in Slough.
View Coin Cheshire Macclesfield DH 24 G.BRIT - CHESHIRE 1/2P 1790 G.BRIT D&H-24 CHESHIRE - MACCLESFIELD E:PAYABLE AT MACCLESFIELD Cheshire DH 24 NGC MS 64 BN Cheshire Macclesfield DH #24 - Diesinker: John G. Hancock Sr. Manufacturer: John G. Hancock Sr. Issurer: Roe & Co./Macclesfield Copper Co. Obverse: Bust of Charles Roe facing right CHARLES ROE ESTABLISHED THE COPPER WORKS 1758. Reverse: Genius seated facing left and holding a drill with a worm in her right hand and a cogwheel with six spokes in her left hand. MACCLESFIELD HALFPENNY. Ex: 1790 Edge: PAYABLE AT MACCLESFIELD LIVERPOOL OR CONGLETON . X .
Charles Row was born in Castleton, Derbyshire in 1714 and went to Macclesfield in 1740 where he erected the first silk mill there. Later he became a partner in several copper mines, the famous Anglesey Mines were first worked successfully under his direction. Charles Roe died on May 3rd, 1781. His firm continued as Roe and Co. and issued their first token in 1789.
View Coin Derbyshire Buxton DH 3 G.BRIT - DERBYSHIRE 1/2P 1796 G.BRIT D&H-3 DERBYSHIRE - BUXTON E: BUXTON TOKEN Derbyshire DH 3 NGC MS 65 BN Derbyshire Buxton DH #3 - Diesinker Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson, Issurer: Rev. William Robert Hay, Thomas Tomlinson, and William Orme. Obverse: A fine Georgian Crescent building. Ex: CRESCENT with 1796 below. Reverse: The shield of Arms, Supporters, Crest, and Motto of the Duke of Devonshire without the helmet. Edge: BUXTON TOKEN, the rest engrailed.
Reverend William Robert Hay (1761-1839), a coin collector and barrister practising on the Northern Circuit, lived at Dukinfield, near Manchester; he was ordained into the priesthood in 1798 and later bacame a magistrate. Thomas Tomlinson, surgeon, Brazenose Street, Manchester; William Orme, a drawing master of Ardwick, Manchester.
The obverse of the token depicts the three-story crescent at Buxton, designed by the York architect John Carr for the Duke of Devonshire and erected in 1785 at a cost of £120,000. It consisted of two hotels, a library, newsroom, baths, piazzas, shops and private residences.
About 200 tokens struck.
View Coin Dorsetshire Blandford DH 1 G.BRIT - DORSETSHIRE 1/2P 1798 G.BRIT D&H-1 DORSETSHIRE - BLANDFORD E: MILLED \\\ Dorsetshire DH 1 NGC MS 64 BN Dorsetshire Blandford DH #1 - Diesinker: Benjamin Jacobs, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore, Issurer: William Sanger. Obverse: A pair of scales hanging above a shop counter upon which sits two sugar cones, two tea canisters inscribed 5 and 4 and three weights W. SANGER . TEA-DEALER. surrounding. Reverse: PRO BONO PUBLICO. in two lines between two crossed palm branches with a small ornament above BLANFORD . HALFPENNY . 1798 surrounding. Edge: Diagonally milled.
Likely a specious token struck for sale to collectors by Paul Skidmore.
View Coin Dorsetshire Poole DH 3 G.BRIT - DORSETSHIRE 1/2P 1797 G.BRIT D&H-3 DORSETSHIRE - POOLE E: ENGRAILED Dorsetshire DH 3 NGC MS 64 BN Dorsetshire Poole DH #3 - Diesinker: Unknown, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore, Issurer: Richard Allen. Obverse: the Crest and Motto of the Prince of Wales in a circle, an oval with 75 underneath R. ALLEN . IRONMONGER . POOLE 1797 Reverse: POOLE HALFPENNY PAYABLE . IN DORSETSHIRE AND . DEVON 1797 in six lines. Edge: Engrailed.
Richard Allen was an ironmonger in Poole. The token is most likely a specious token issued by Skidmore for sale to contemporary collectors. However, the 'plumes over 75' is an interesting design and has a specific relevance to Poole which gives credence to the possibility that it may have been made for a Poole Lodge or Society.
The 75 probably refers to the political struggle beginning with the Petition of Rights which the citizens of Poole brought for hearing in 1775. Following its rejection by vote the men of Poole contended that the right of voting should be defined on the basis of 'inhabitant householders' and the question was debated again and again. By the date of the issue of this token the matter had still not been resolved and was arousing continued controversy.
View Coin Dorsetshire Plymouth DH 6 G.BRIT - DEVONSHIRE 1/2P 1796 G.BRIT D&H-6 DEVONSHIRE - PLYMOUTH E: PAYABLE AT SHEPHEARD Devonshire DH 6 NGC MS 65 BN Devonshire Plymouth DH #6 - Diesinker: Arnold, Manufacturer: William Lutwyche, Issurer: Shepheard, Dove, Hammett & Co. Obverse: a woman sitting on a stool spinning at a wheel SAIL CANVAS MANUFACTORY Ex:1796 Reverse: A man sitting at a loom weaving PLYMOUTH above and HALFPENNY below. Edge: PAYABLE AT SHEPHEARD DOVE HAMMETT & CO . X X .
Benjamin Shepheard was a mercer/lined draper, William Dove was a tanner and Miles Hammett a hemp and flax manufacturer. The company was formed by 8 local businessmen to provide work for indigent people as well as a source of cloth material for clothing poor children.
View Coin Durham South Shields DH 4 G.BRIT - DURHAM 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&H-4 DURHAM - SOUTH SHIELDS E:PAYABLE AT SOUTH SHIELD Durham DH 4 NGC MS 65 BN Durham South Shields DH #4 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a figure of Faith standing, holding a book in her left hand SOUTH SHIELDS HALFPENNY. 1794. Reverse: a three-masted barque SUCCESS TO THE COAL TRADE Edge: PAYABLE AT SOUTH SHIELDS AND LONDON . X X .
South Shields is a seaport at the mouth of the river Tyne, famous for its salt works and coal trade. The issurer is unknown.
View Coin Essex Hornchurch DH 33 G.BRIT - ESSEX 1/2P (1790'S)G.B. D&H-33 ESSEX - HORNCHURCH E: PLAIN Essex DH 33 NGC MS 64 RB Essex Hornchurch DH #33 - Diesinker: Noel-Alexandre Ponthon, Manufacturer: Matthew Boulton; Issurer: George Cotton. Obverse: a bust of King Edward IV facing right, robed, crowned and holding a sceptre EDWARD IV . GRANTED THE CHARTER A.D. 1465. Reverse: the Arms and Crest of Hornchurch. Inscribed on the shield LIBERTY OF HAVERING ATTE BOWER. A rose under the shield HORNCHURCH ROMFORD AND HAVERING Edge: Plain.
George Cotton lived in Romford and ordered the Hornchurch tokens from Matthew Boulton in 1795 - 63 specimens (Proofs) were supplied as part of the order.
View Coin Gloucestershire Gloucester DH 1 G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE G. BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE Gloucester 1797 PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-1 GLOUCESTERSHIRE E: PLAIN Gloucestershire DH 1 NGC MS 62 BN Gloucestershire Gloucester DH #1 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a view of Gloucester Cathedral GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL Ex: FIRST BUILT 1061. Reverse: the Arms of the Borough of Gloucester surmounted by a Cap of Maintenance with CITY TOKEN at the sides of the shield and P. KEMPSON FECIT alongside. Edge: Plain.
The formal name of the Cathedral is the Cathedral of St. Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, the Gloucester Cathedral was first built in 1061 and re-established by Henry VIII in 1541. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to St. Peter.
One of the Gloucester building tokens made for collectors by Peter Kempson.
View Coin Gloucestershire Gloucester DH 2 G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-2 GLOUCESTERSHIRE E: PLAIN Gloucestershire DH 2 NGC MS 65 BN Gloucestershire Gloucester DH #2 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: east view of a church and adjoining building ST. MARY DE CRYPT CHURCH Ex: AND SCHOOL. Reverse: the Arms of the Borough of Gloucester surmounted by a Cap of Maintenance with CITY TOKEN at the sides of the shield and P. KEMPSON FECIT alongside. Edge: Plain.
St. Mary de Crypt was first recorded in 1140 and is a cruciform Gothic church with a central tower. The adjoining building is the Free Grammer School of St. Mary de Crypt. St. Mary de Crypt is located on the east side of Southgate street.
One of the Gloucester building tokens made for collectors by Peter Kempson.
View Coin Gloucestershire Gloucester DH 8 G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE GLOUCESTERSHIRE PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-8 GLOUCESTERSHIRE E: PLAIN Gloucestershire DH 8 NGC MS 65 BN PL Gloucestershire Gloucester DH #8 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a view of a single story ecclesiastical building - WHITE FRIARS. Reverse: the Arms of the Borough of Gloucester surmounted by a Cap of Maintenance with CITY TOKEN at the sides of the shield and P. KEMPSON FECIT alongside. Edge: Plain.
The building shown on the token is Greyfriars, a medieval monastic house founded in about 1231 and not the ancient friary of the Carmelite or White Friars which once stood outside the North Gate. Nothing remains of the Carmelite building which was destroyed some centuries before the token was issued.
One of the Gloucester building tokens made for collectors by Peter Kempson
View Coin Gloucestershire Gloucester DH 9 G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-9 GLOUCESTERSHIRE E: PLAIN Gloucestershire DH 9 NGC MS 64 BN Gloucestershire Gloucester DH #9 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a view of the ancient High Cross within a railing THE HIGH CROSS TAKEN DOWN IN 1751. Reverse: the Arms of the Borough of Gloucester surmounted by a Cap of Maintenance with CITY TOKEN at the sides of the shield and P. KEMPSON FECIT alongside. Edge: Plain.
The High Cross was first built during the reigh of Richard III at the intersection of the 4 Gate streets. It was rebuilt under the reigns of Henry VII and Henry III. It was taken down in 1751 as it was considered a nuisance to passing traffic.
One of the Gloucester building tokens made for collectors by Peter Kempson.
View Coin Gloucestershire Gloucester DH 11 G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE G. BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE Gloucester 1797 PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-11 GLOUCESTERSHIRE E: PLAIN Gloucestershire DH 11 NGC MS 63 BN Gloucestershire Gloucester DH #9 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a view of the ancient High Cross within a railing THE HIGH CROSS TAKEN DOWN IN 1751. Reverse: the Arms of the Borough of Gloucester surmounted by a Cap of Maintenance with CITY TOKEN at the sides of the shield and P. KEMPSON FECIT alongside. Edge: Plain.
The High Cross was first built during the reigh of Richard III at the intersection of the 4 Gate streets. It was rebuilt under the reigns of Henry VII and Henry III. It was taken down in 1751 as it was considered a nuisance to passing traffic.
One of the Gloucester building tokens made for collectors by Peter Kempson.
View Coin Gloucestershire Badminton DH 33 G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE 1/2P 1796 G.BRIT D&H-33 GLOUCESTERSHIRE-BADMINTON E: PLAIN Gloucestershire DH 33 NGC MS 66 RB Gloucestershire Badminton DH #33 - Diesinker: Thomas Willets, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Issurer: John Jelly and David Arnot. Obverse: a three-masted merchant ship sailing to the right CORN IMPORTED BY GOVERNMENT 1796 * * * Reverse: a plow and harrow resting of rough heath, an A beneath SUCCESS TO THE CULTIVATION OF WASTE LANDS * Edge: Plain
Mr. Jelly was an attorney and Mr. Arnot was a schoolmaster in Bath. Both were avid collectors of tradesmen tokens and both issued tokens for their own businesses. Mr. Jelly for the Bath Botanical Gardens and Mr. Arnot for the Spa at Holt in Wiltshire.
The Badminton tokens were struck to perpetuate the memory of Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort (1744-1803), during the corn crisis at the end of the 18th century.
The Badminton series of tokens consist of seven dies freely mulled together to produce 36 different tokens, each were produced in limited numbers.
View Coin Gloucestershire Badminton DH 47 G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE 1/2P 1796 G.BRIT D&H-47 GLOUCESTERSHIRE-BADMINTON E: PLAIN Gloucestershire DH 47 NGC MS 66 RB Gloucestershire Badminton DH #47 - Diesinker: Thomas Willets, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Issurer: John Jelly and David Arnot. Obverse: a wheatsheaf with A below * RELIEF * AGAINST * MONOPOLY * * Reverse: a pair of scales, 3 1/2 lb between the pans 1s. WORTH OF BREAD 1795 . 96 * GOOD LORD DELIVER US * Edge: Plain
Mr. Jelly was an attorney and Mr. Arnot was a schoolmaster in Bath. Both were avid collectors of tradesmen tokens and both issued tokens for their own businesses. Mr. Jelly for the Bath Botanical Gardens and Mr. Arnot for the Spa at Holt in Wiltshire.
The Badminton tokens were struck to perpetuate the memory of Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort (1744-1803), during the corn crisis at the end of the 18th century.
The Badminton series of tokens consist of seven dies freely mulled together to produce 36 different tokens, each were produced in limited numbers.
View Coin Gloucestershire Badminton DH 48 G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE 1/2P 1796 G.BRIT D&H-48 GLOUCESTERSHIRE-BADMINTON E: PLAIN Gloucestershire DH 48 NGC MS 64 BN Gloucestershire Badminton DH #48 - Diesinker: Thomas Willets, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Issurer: John Jelly and David Arnot. Obverse: a wheatsheaf with A below * RELIEF * AGAINST * MONOPOLY * * Reverse: a pair of scales, 6 1/2 lb between pans BREAD FOR 1s. APRIL 1796 + GOD BE PRAISED + Edge: Plain
Mr. Jelly was an attorney and Mr. Arnot was a schoolmaster in Bath. Both were avid collectors of tradesmen tokens and both issued tokens for their own businesses. Mr. Jelly for the Bath Botanical Gardens and Mr. Arnot for the Spa at Holt in Wiltshire.
The Badminton tokens were struck to perpetuate the memory of Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort (1744-1803), during the corn crisis at the end of the 18th century.
The Badminton series of tokens consist of seven dies freely mulled together to produce 36 different tokens, each were produced in limited numbers.
View Coin Gloucestershire Newent DH 64 G.BRIT - GLOUCESTERSHIRE 1/2P 1796 G.BRIT D&H-64 GLOUCESTERSHIRE - NEWENT E: PAYABLE AT NEWENT Gloucestershire DH 64 NGC MS 63 BN Gloucestershire Newent DH #64 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson, Issurer: John Morse. Obverse:an apple tree with a shield bearing a griffin's head leaning against its trunk INDUSTRY LEADS TO HONOUR Reverse: SEVERAL THOUSANDS YOUNG HEALTHY & FINE CRAB APPLE & PEAR STOCKS RAISED FROM THE KERNEL TO BE SOLD BY J. MORSE NEWENT GLOCESTERSHIRE. 1796 in a spiral. Edge: PAYABLE AT NEWENT
John Morse (1740-1830), owner and operator of Southend Farm, Newent. Gentleman and fruit farmer. Newent is located in the Forest of Dean.
View Coin Hampshire Gosport DH 2 G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE G. BRIT - Hampshire Gosport 1798 PENNY 1798 G.BRIT D&H-2 HAMPSHIRE - GOSPORT E: I PROMISE TO PAY Hampshire DH 2 NGC MS 62 BN Hampshire Gosport DH #2 - Diesinker: Benjamin Jacobs, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: the British Standard and a drum between 4 flags, inscribed PEACE, SPAIN, HOLLAND, and FRANCE, the upper portion of the last three flags are broken. Reverse: T. WOOD SALESMAN GOSPORT VALUE ONE PENNY. in five lines within a circle, GOSPORT PENNY TOKEN 1798 surrounding. Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY X
The Spain flag refers to the victory of Sir John Jervis over the Spanish fleet off of Cape St. Vincent, the second to Admiral Duncan's victory over the Dutch fleet under De Winter and the third to Nelson's victory of the Nile over France.
View Coin Hampshire Southampton DH 7 G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE PENNY 1794 G.BRIT D&H-7 HAMPSHIRE - SOUTHAMPTON E: PLAIN, WM Hampshire DH 7 NGC MS 62 Hampshire Southampton DH #7 - Diesinker: William Mainwaring, Manufacturer: William Mainwaring. Obverse: Bust of a senior navel officer facing left, a crossed laurel boughs below ADMIRAL EARL HOWE Reverse: a legend in four lines THE MEMORABLE VICTORY GAINED OVER THE FRENCH FLEET JUNE . 1 . 1794 a trefoil after the date. Edge: Plain
Struck to commemorate Admiral Howe's navel victory of the Glorious First of June over the French fleet. Struck in white metal.
View Coin Hampshire Emsworth DH 11 G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE 1/2P 1793 G.BRIT D&H-11 HAMPSHIRE - EMSWORTH E: CURRENT EVERY WHERE Hampshire DH 11 NGC MS 64 BN Hampshire Emsworth DH #11 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: Britannia seated facing left, with her right arm resting on a globe and her left on an anchor. A crowned lion rests at her feet HALFPENNY Ex: 1793 Reverse: a dove with an olive branch in its beak flying over a cornucopia of fruits and flowers PEACE AND PLENTY. Edge: CURRENT EVERY WHERE + + + + + +
A specious token made for general circulation.
View Coin Hampshire Emsworth DH 39 G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&H-39 HAMPSHIRE - EMSWORTH E: PLAIN, WM Hampshire DH 39 NGC MS 62 Hampshire Emsworth DH #39 - Diesinker: Unknown, Manufacturer: Unknown. Obverse: a small bust of Admiral Richard Howe, 1st Earl of Howe, surrounded by INSCRIBED TO THE TARS OF OLD ENGLAND. Reverse: an anchor and cable entwined surrounded by IN COMMEMORATION OF THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE 1794. Edge: Plain.
The naval battle that occurred on the First of June, 1794 between the British fleet commanded by Admiral Lord Howe and the French Republic fleet under Rear Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse was the first and largest naval battle between Great Britain and the First French Republic during the French Revolutionary Wars, and is probably the most referenced single event in the token series.
Both sides claimed success, both sides had to withdraw back to port to repair and recover. For England the battle was a tactical victory with greater French losses in ships and men, while for the French fleet the battle was a strategic victory as the grain convoy they were protecting successfully reached their destination unscathed.
Struck in white metal.
View Coin Hampshire Portsmouth DH 55 G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&H-55 HAMPSHIRE - PORTSMOUTH E: PAYABLE AT SHARPS Hampshire DH 55 NGC MS 65 BN Hampshire Portsmouth DH #55 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson, Issurer: Thomas Sharp & Thomas Chaldecott. Obverse: Bust of John Howard facing left IOHN HOWARD F.R.S PHILANTHROPIST. Reverse: Arms of the town of Portsmouth over a castle bearing a shield with the arms of Chichester PORTSMOUTH AND CHICHESTER. HALF PENNY in two lines Ex: 1794 Edge: PAYABLE AT SHARPS PORTSMOUTH AND CHALDECOTTS CHICHESTER
John Howard FRS (1726-17900 was a tireless campaigner for prison reform in England and Europe, documenting in great detail the conditions he found in his visits. He died in the Ukraine from typhus contracted while touring a prison there. John was the first civilian honoured with a statue in St. Paul's Cathedral and his legacy and work lives on through the John Howard Society as well as other prison reform groups that use his name.
Thomas Sharp was a mercer and draper in Portsmouth and was married to Thomas Chaldecott's sister. Thomas Chaldecott was a silversmith in Chichester, Sussex. Sharp and Chaldecott issued a similar token catalogued as Sussex 19 and 20, the only difference in the design was the reverse legend which states CHICHESTER AND PORTSMOUTH.
Thomas Sharp issued several other Portsmouth tokens.
View Coin Hampshire Portsea DH 75 G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE G. BRIT - HAMPSHIRE Portsea 1794 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&H-75 HAMPSHIRE - PORTSEA E: AT GEORGE EDWARD Hampshire DH 75 NGC AU 58 BN Hampshire Portsea DH #75 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson, Issurer: George Edward Sargent. Obverse: A shield of arms, the crest holding a javelin. Reverse: A three-masted ship under sail. Edge: AT GEORGE EDWARD SARGEANTS PORTSEA the remainder engrailed.
George Edward Sargent was a slopseller with a shop on Half Moon Street, Portsea.
View Coin Hampshire Southampton DH 98 G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE 1/4P (1790'S)G.B. D&H-98 HAMPSHIRE - SOUTHAMPTON E: PLAIN Hampshire DH 98 NGC MS 65 RB Hampshire Southampton DH #98 - Diesinker: Unknown, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: a bust in a naval uniform facing left ADMIL. LORD BRIDPORT Reverse: An anchor and cable entwined PROMISSORY NAVAL FARTHING Edge: Plain
Alexander Hood, later Admiral Lord Bridport, entered the navy as a boy and distinguished himself in many actions, particularly in 1794 and 1795. He died in 1814.
One of a series of specious naval farthing tokens issued by Paul Skidmore for sale to collectors.
View Coin Hampshire Southampton DH 106 G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE 1/4P (1790'S)G.B. D&H-106 HAMPSHIRE - SOUTHAMPTON E: MILLED \\\ Hampshire DH 106 NGC MS 64 BN Hampshire Southampton DH #106 - Diesinker: Unknown, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: bust in a naval uniform facing right .ADML EARL HOWE. Reverse: a naval crown between sprigs of oak PROMISSORY NAVAL FARTHING Edge: Plain
One of a series of specious naval farthing tokens issued by Paul Skidmore for sale to collectors.
View Coin Hampshire Southampton DH 109 G.BRIT - HAMPSHIRE 1/4P (1790'S)G.B. D&H-109 HAMPSHIRE - SOUTHAMPTON E: MILLED \\\ Hampshire DH 109 NGC MS 66 RB Hampshire Southampton DH #109 - Diesinker: Unknown, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: a bust in a naval uniform facing right ADML. SR. JNO. JERVIS. Reverse: a naval crown between crossed springs of oak PROMISSORY NAVAL FARTHING Edge: Milled.
One of a series of specious naval farthing tokens issued by Paul Skidmore for sale to collectors.
View Coin Herefordshire Hereford DH 5 G.BRIT - HEREFORDSHIRE 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&H-5 HEREFORDSHIRE - HEREFORD E: MILLED /// Herefordshire DH 5 NGC MS 66 BN Herefordshire Hereford DH #5 - Diesinker: Arnold, Manufacturer: William Lutwyche, Issurer C. Honiatt. Obverse: an apple tree - SUCCESS TO THE CIDER TRADE, Reverse: a figure of Justice standing - FOR CHANGE NOT FRAUD 1794. Edge: Milled.
A halfpenny token for C. Honiatt. C. Honiatt had a 'Birmingham' warehouse in Hereford and presumably sold hardware and other metal goods from Birmingham.
View Coin Kent Hawkhurst DH 30 G.BRIT - KENT 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&H-30 KENT - HAWKHURST E: CHARLES HIDER'S \\\ Kent DH 30 NGC MS 65 RB Kent Hawkhurst DH #30 - Diesinker: Arnold, Manufacturer: William Lutwyche, Issurer: Charles Hider. Obverse: a cyper CH crested by a wheatsheaf, HAWKEURST HALFPENNY PAYABLE AT. Reverse: the Kentish horse in a shield, JUSTICE AND CONFIDENCE THE BASIS OF TRADE. Edge: CHARLES HINDER'S the remaining milled.
Charles Hinder (1750-1829), grocer, Highgate, Hawkhurst.
View Coin Lancashire Lancaster DH 58 G.BRIT - LANCASHIRE G. BRIT - LANCASHIRE Lancaster 1794 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&H-58 LANCASHIRE - LANCASTER E: PAYABLE.IN.LANCASTER Lancashire DH 58 NGC MS 65 RB Lancashire Lancaster DH #58 - Diesinker: Noel-Alexandre Ponthon, Manufacturer: Matthew Boulton. Obverse: bust of Daniel Eccleston, Reverse: a ship, plow and shuttle. The legend is incuse. THE LANCASHIRE HALFPENNY. Edge: PAYABLE . IN . LANCASTER . LIVERPOOL . & . MANCHESTER,
Daniel Eccleston was a Quaker radical and friend to Thomas Jefferson.
View Coin Lancashire Manchester DH 127 G.BRIT - LANCASHIRE 1/2P 1792 G.BRIT D&H-127 LANCASHIRE - MANCHESTER E: PAYABLE AT I.FIELDINGS Lancashire DH 127 PCGS MS 63 Brown Lancashire Manchester DH #127 - Diesinker: William Manwaring, Manufacturer:William Lutwyche, Issurer: John Fielding. Obverse: the front of a building EAST INDIA HOUSE. Reverse: the Arms, Crest, Supporters and Motto of the Grocer's Company. Edge: PAYABLE AT I. FIELDINGS MANCHESTER
John Fielding, was a grocer and tea dealer in Withygrove.
PCGS mis-attributed the token as Yorkshire Huddersfield DH #14.
View Coin Lincolnshire Spalding DH 6 G.BRIT - LINCOLNSHIRE 1/2P 1794 G.BRIT D&H-6 LINCOLNSHIRE - SPALDING E: PAYABLE AT T. IENNINGS Lincolnshire DH 6 NGC MS 64 BN Lincolnshire Spalding DH #6 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson, Issurer: Thomas Jennings. Obverse: figure of Britannia standing on the sea shore with a spear and shield in her left hand, an olive branch in her right. In the distance men plowing and ships sailing, a small lion below. SUCCESS TO THE COMMERCE OF BRITAIN Reverse: a shield bearing the cypher TJ in script, the Crest a demi-lion SPALDING HALFPENNY 1794, Edge: PAYABLE AT T. IENNING'S SPALDING & HOLBEACH - X -
Thomas Jennings (1737-1820) was an ironmonger and stationer with businesses in both Spalding and Holbeach.
View Coin Lincolnshire Wainfleet DH 8 G.BRIT - LINCOLNSHIRE 1/2P 1793 G.BRIT D&H-8 LINCOLNSHIRE - WAINFLEET E: PAYABLE AT WAREHOUSE Lincolnshire DH 8 NGC MS 65 BN Lincolnshire Wainfleet DH #8 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson, Issurer: David Wright and Stephen Palmer. Obverse: a view of Wainfleet Abbey, 1459 beneath FOUNDED BY WILLIAM WAYNEFLETE Reverse: A figure of Hope standing, her left arm resting on an anchor, the right hand point upward, a ship sailing in the distance WAINFLEET HALFPENNY Ex: 1793 Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF D. WRIGHT & S. PALMER . X .
David Wright (1743-1811) and Stephen Palmer (1749-1828) were both mercers.
View Coin Middlesex Hall's DH 26 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX G. BRIT - MIDDLESEX Hall's 1795 PENNY 1795 G.BRIT D&H-26 MIDDLESEX - HALL'S E: MFD BY W. LUTWYCHE Middlesex DH 26 E: MANUFACTURED BY W. LUT NGC AU 58 BN Middlesex Hall's DH #26 - Diesinker: Roger Dixon, Manufacturer: William Lutwyche, Issuer: Thomas Hall. Obverse: a deformed dwarf SIR JEFFERY DUNSTAN MAYOR OF GARRAT, Reverse: Thomas Hall's advertising information. Edge: MANUFACTURED BY W. LUTWYCHE BIRMINGHAM . X .
Thomas Hall, 10 City Road, was a taxidermist and curiosity dealer, who was followed in the business by his son, also Thomas.
View Coin Middlesex Young's DH 39 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY 1794 G.BRIT D&H-39 MIDDLESEX - YOUNG'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 39 NGC MS 65 RB PL Middlesex Young's DH #39 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson, Issurer: Henry Young. Obverse: A view of St. Paul's Cathedral Ex: 1794 Reverse: The Star of the Order of the Garter, the legend H. YOUNG . DEALER . IN COINS . NO. 18 . LUDGATE . ST. LONDON surrounding. Edge: Plain.
Issued as a private token and advertising token for Henry Young (died 1804). Henry was a goldsmith, jeweller and coin dealer, first at 9 Fleet Street (1768-77) and then 18 Ludgate Street (1779-96). Later at 10 Tavistock Court, Covent Gardens (1797-98) and finally 16 Ludgate Street (1798-1804). He is the father of Matthew Young, also a coin dealer who issued his own tokens.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 43 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY (1790'S)G.B. D&H-43 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 43 NGC MS 65 RB Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #43 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a corner view of the Mansion House MANSION-HOUSE. ERECTED. MDCCLIII. in two lines. Reverse: The Arms of the City of London between palm branches crossed beneath the shield, legend on a raised rim LONDON PROMISSORY PENNY TOKEN * Edge: Plain
The Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. The house was built in 1739, the date on the token is incorrect.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 48 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY (1790'S)G.B. D&H-48 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 48 NGC MS 65 BN Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #48 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: the front of a large building with three domes BETHLEM HOSPITAL. Reverse: The Arms of the City of London between palm branches crossed beneath the shield, legend on a raised rim LONDON PENNY TOKEN, a small ornament at the bottom. Edge: Plain.
Bethlem Hospital was founded in 1247 as the Priory of the New Order of out Lady of Bethlehem in Bishopgate, just beyond the city walls. It is unknown exactly when Bethlem (or Bedlam as it was commonly referred to) began to specialize in the care and control of the insane.
In 1678 the hospital was rebuilt in Moorsfield, Finsbury with the figures Raving and Melancholy flanking its gates. In the eighteenth century Bethlem was well known for its harsh treatment of the insane, the public could pay admittance to see the inmates in irons or chained to the walls.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 49 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY (1790'S)G.B. D&H-49 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 49 NGC MS 64 BN Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #49 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: the front of a mansion - CARLTON HOUSE, Reverse: the Arms of the city of London between palm branches crossed beneath the shield, legend on a raised rim LONDON PENNY TOKEN, a small ornament at the bottom. Edge: Plain.
Carlton House originally belonged to the Earls of Burlington and was purchased by Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1732. It faced Pall Mall and overlooked St. James' Park. Later it was almost completely rebuilt for George IV when he was Prince of Wales, he resided in it as Prince Regent and also as Sovereign.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 52 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY 1795 G.BRIT D&H-52 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 52 NGC MS 65 RB Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #52 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a portico with a clock above the architrave ST. PAULS CHURCH CONVENT GARDEN ERECT.D 1640. DESTROYD. BY FIRE 1795 in three lines, Reverse: the Arms of the city of London between palm branches crossed beneath the shield, legend on a raised rim LONDON PENNY TOKEN, a small ornament at the bottom. Edge: Plain.
The church was built in 1633 on the north side of Covent Garden for the Duke of Bedford. It was gutted by fire on September 17th, 1795, but the outer walls escaped and the building was reconstructed from the original plans.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 58 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY (1790'S)G.B. D&H-58 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 58 NGC MS 61 BN Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #58 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a view of a large building with 3 massive towers ST. JAMES. FIRST USED AS A ROYAL PALACE ex. MDCXCVII. Reverse: The Arms of the City of London between palm branches crossed beneath the shield, legend on a raised rim LONDON PENNY TOKEN, a small ornament at the bottom. Edge: Plain.
St. James Palace is the most senior royal palace in the United Kingdom. Built at the end of St. James' Street, Pall Mall in the 1630's by order of Henry VII on the site of a leper hospital, the palace was partially destroyed by fire in 1809 and parts rebuilt. It is still used as the residence of members of the royal family.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 59 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY (1790'S)G.B. D&H-59 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 59 NGC MS 64 BN Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #59 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a view of a large building with wings and forecourt THE IRONMONGERS ALMSHOUSE Ex: ERECTED MDCCXIII in two lines between two small sprigs of leaves. Reverse: The Arms of the City of London between palm branches crossed beneath the shield, legend on a raised rim LONDON PENNY TOKEN, a small ornament at the bottom. Edge: Plain.
The Ironmonger's Almshouse, open to poor members of the Company, was founded in 1686 by the Lord Mayor of London, a onetime Master of the Company. A statue of the founder with the civic sword at his side can be seen above the entrance.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 67 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX G. BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY (1790'S)G.B. D&H-67 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 67 NGC MS 63 BN Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #67 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: a view of a large building with two wings flanking a courtyard TRINITY ALMS-HOUSE Ex: INSTITUTED MDCXCV. in two lines. Reverse: the Arms of the City of London between crossed palm branches, legend on a raised rim LONDON PENNY TOKEN, a small ornament at the bottom. Edge: Plain.
The Trinity Almshouse stood at Mill End Road, between London and Bow. The Almshouse was founded in 1695 by an Elder of the Trinity House. Trinity House is a corporation established in 1529 and is entrusted with the control of lighthouses, sea marks, licensing of pilots and other maritime affairs.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 68 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY (1790'S)G.B. D&H-68 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: I PROMISE TO PAY Middlesex DH 68 NGC MS 61 BN Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #68 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: A view of London Bridge on twenty piers with as many lamps, LONDON BRIDGE THE FIRST OF STONE COMPLETED 1209 in 4 lines Ex: THE HOUSES ON THE BRIDGE TAKEN DOWN & THE BRIDGE REPAIRD 1758 in 4 lines. Reverse: Britannia facing right sitting on a rock, holding an olive branch in her left hand and supporting a shield and spear with her right, incuse legend on a raised rim BRITISH . PENNY . TOKEN + Ex: the cypher PK and in very small letters MDCC XCVII Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY X
The bridge shown was started in 1176 by Peter of Colechurch, a chaplain of St. Mary Colechurch. Peter died in 1205, four years before the completion of the bridge. Houses existed on the bridge from very early times until they were removed in 1758. When the bridge was demolished in 1832 the bones of Peter of Colechurch were discovered in the foundations of the largest pier. The new bridge was started in 1825 and stands a hundred feet to the west.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building and gate tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 74 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-74 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 74 NGC MS 63 BN Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #74 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: an ancient gateway with an equestrian figure over the arch ALDERSGATE AS REBUILT 1616. ex. TAKEN DOWN 1766 in two lines. Reverse: A figure of Justice holding scales and a sword aloft, incuse legend on a raised rim BRITISH . PENNY . TOKEN 1797. Edge: Plain
Aldersgate stood near the site of the Castle and Falcon Inn and was named for the number of alders growing nearby in ancient times from which Aldersgate Street took its name. The old gate was replaced in about 1616 and the gate was badly damaged in the Fire of London but was restored and redecorated in 1670.
On the northern face of the gate above the archway was the equestrian figure of James I surmounted by the Royal Arms; in the niches on either side the prophets Jeremiah and Samuel were represented. On the south side James I was again depicted in his robes, commemorating that the first Stuart entered the city of London through this gate on his way to be crowned.
Aldersgate was sold for £91 in 1761 and was removed about 5 years later.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building and gate tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex Kempson's London Buildings DH 78 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-78 MIDDLESEX - KEMPSON'S E: PLAIN Middlesex DH 78 NGC MS 66 BN Middlesex Kempson's Series of London Buildings and Gates DH #78 - Diesinker: Thomas Wyon, Manufacturer: Peter Kempson. Obverse: A massive gateway with a large central arch and two smaller arches at the sides LUDGATE AS ENLARGED &c. MCCCCLIII in two lines. Ex: TAKEN DOWN | MDCCLXVI in two lines. Reverse: a figure of Justice holding scales in her left hand and a sword aloft with her right BRITISH . PENNY . TOKEN 1797 incuse on a raised rim. Edge: Plain
Ludgate was the principal gate of London and stood on Ludgate Hill, slightly to the east of the Old Bailey. Built in the early 13th century, the structure was damaged in the Great Fire of 1666. Ludgate was sold for £148 in 1760 and was pulled down shortly thereafter.
One of Peter Kempson's series of London building and gate tokens made for collectors.
View Coin Middlesex London and Westminster DH 83 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX G. BRIT - MIDDLESEX 1797 PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-83 MIDDLESEX - LONDON E: I PROMISE TO PAY Middlesex DH 83 NGC MS 64 BN Middlesex Skidmore's London and Westminster Series DH #83 - Diesinker: Benjamin Jacobs, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: a view of Kings Theatre, Haymarket KINGS THEATRE. Reverse: the Arms of the city of London and Westminster between crossed palm and laurel branches, LONDON AND WESTMINSTER PENNY with 1797 above the shield. Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY X.
The Itialian Opera House was opened in the Haymarket in April, 1705 and was the first opera house in London. The opera house was so poorly supported that King George I contributed £1,000 a year in support. The theatre then changed its name to The King's Opera House. In 1789 the opera house was burned down, in 1790 the Duke of Buckingham laid the foundation stone of a new King's Theatre on the same site. In December 1867 the theatre was again totally destroyed by fire.
The family business of the token manufacturer Peter Skidmore was an iron foundry at 15 Coppice Row in Clerkenwell with a shop at No. 123 High Holborn. Skidmore realised that there was a market for tokens as the genuine tradesmen's pieces of the time were very keenly collected as they were issued.
Paul Skidmore was the son of Peter. This is one from his series of London and 'Westminster Pennies' that featured well known London buildings - mainly Guild-halls, Hospitals and Palaces. He issued them in quite small numbers - plus the dies that James engraved were quite brittle and many broke before the required number was struck. The coins were primarily sold to collectors but in these times of desperate need for copper change they often got into circulation alongside the regal copper and other genuine tradesmen's tokens.
View Coin Middlesex London and Westminster DH 86 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-86 MIDDLESEX - LONDON E: I PROMISE TO PAY Middlesex DH 86 NGC MS 65 RB Middlesex Skidmore's London and Westminster Series DH #86 - Diesinker: Benjamin Jacobs, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: A view of Lambeth Palace from the river LAMBETH PALACE Ex: BT. 1557 with two croziers in saltire, surcharged with a mitre. Reverse: The Arms of London and Westminster impaled, the Crest a Civic Cap. The whole between crossed palm and laurel branches LONDON AND WESTMINSTER PENNY . 1797 Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY X
Lambeth Palace sits on the south bank of the river Thames opposite Westminster and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The old palace was said to be built by Baldwin, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in the late 12th century. The oldest part of the present palace appears to have been rebuilt in the 13th century, the Lollard's Tower dates to the 15th century, other parts have been added or restored over time.
The family business of the token manufacturer Peter Skidmore was an iron foundry at 15 Coppice Row in Clerkenwell with a shop at No. 123 High Holborn. Skidmore realised that there was a market for tokens as the genuine tradesmen's pieces of the time were very keenly collected as they were issued.
Paul Skidmore was the son of Peter. This is one from his series of London and 'Westminster Pennies' that featured well known London buildings - mainly Guild-halls, Hospitals and Palaces. He issued them in quite small numbers - plus the dies that James engraved were quite brittle and many broke before the required number was struck. The coins were primarily sold to collectors but in these times of desperate need for copper change they often got into circulation alongside the regal copper and other genuine tradesmen's tokens.
View Coin Middlesex Globe Series DH 122 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-122 MIDDLESEX - CHESHIRE E: I PROMISE TO PAY Middlesex DH 122 NGC MS 62 BN Middlesex Skidmore's Globe Series DH #122 - Diesinker: Benjamin Jacobs, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: a cobbled street with a gateway and a church beyond EAST . GATE. CHESTER Reverse: a terrestrial globe on a stand with a rose and a thistle resting against two of its legs BRITISH . PENNY. Ex: 1797 Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY X.
Chester is an old Roman city and the four principal streets ran from the center to the cardinal points of the compass. Each of the principal streets ended in a gateway which have been taken down. The old East Gate was replaced in 1768 by a new one erected by Lord Grosvenor.
The family business of the token manufacturer Peter Skidmore was an iron foundry at 15 Coppice Row in Clerkenwell with a shop at No. 123 High Holborn. Skidmore realised that there was a market for tokens as the genuine tradesmen's pieces of the time were very keenly collected as they were issued.
Paul Skidmore was the son of Peter. This is from Skidmore's series of 'Globe Pennies' that featured well known Provincial buildings, mainly famous Castles and Churches throughout the UK. They were issued them in quite small numbers - plus the dies that Jacobs engraved were quite brittle and many broke before the required number was struck. It is possible that Skidmore made this globe series of pennies for the London coin dealer Denton. The coins were primarily sold to collectors but in these times of desperate need for copper change they often got into circulation alongside the regal copper and other genuine tradesmen's tokens.
View Coin Middlesex Globe Series DH 139 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX G. BRIT - MIDDLESEX 1797 PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-139 MIDDLESEX - SURREY E: I PROMISE TO PAY Middlesex DH 139 NGC MS 64 RB Middlesex Skidmore's Globe Series DH #139 - Diesinker: Benjamin Jacobs, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: a view from the river of an ancient building with a steep gable roof and a weather vane flanked on the right by two massive towers and a gateway. In the foreground are trees and a railing LAMBETH . PALACE . SURRY. Reverse: a terrestrial globe on a stand with a rose and a thistle resting against two of its legs BRITISH . PENNY. Ex: 1797 Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY X.
Lambeth Palace has been the town palace of the Archbishops of Canterbury from the 13th century. The oldest part remaining is the chapel built by Boniface, Archbishop of Canterbury about 1220. One of the towers contains a prison at the very top that was used to imprison heretics.
The family business of the token manufacturer Peter Skidmore was an iron foundry at 15 Coppice Row in Clerkenwell with a shop at No. 123 High Holborn. Skidmore realised that there was a market for tokens as the genuine tradesmen's pieces of the time were very keenly collected as they were issued.
Paul Skidmore was the son of Peter. This is from Skidmore's series of 'Globe Pennies' that featured well known Provincial buildings, mainly famous Castles and Churches throughout the UK. They were issued them in quite small numbers - plus the dies that Jacobs engraved were quite brittle and many broke before the required number was struck. It is possible that Skidmore made this globe series of pennies for the London coin dealer Denton. The coins were primarily sold to collectors but in these times of desperate need for copper change they often got into circulation alongside the regal copper and other genuine tradesmen's tokens.
View Coin Middlesex Globe Series DH 144 G.BRIT - MIDDLESEX PENNY 1797 G.BRIT D&H-144 MIDDLESEX - YORKSHIRE E: I PROMISE TO PAY Middlesex DH 144 NGC MS 64 BN Middlesex Skidmore's Globe Series DH #144 - Diesinker: Benjamin Jacobs, Manufacturer: Paul Skidmore. Obverse: the ruins of an abbey, the legend RUINS . OF . GISBOROUGH . ABBEY. YORKSH. surrounding. Ex: JACOBS in small letters. Reverse: a terrestrial globe on a stand with a rose and a thistle resting against two of its legs BRITISH . PENNY. Ex: 1797 Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY X.
The priory at Guisborough in the North Riding area of Yorkshire was in the middle ages the burial place of the nobility of the surrounding country. From the remains of its church it appears to have been a magnificent building, the equal of any cathedral.
The family business of the token manufacturer Peter Skidmore was an iron foundry at 15 Coppice Row in Clerkenwell with a shop at No. 123 High Holborn. Skidmore realised that there was a market for tokens as the genuine tradesmen's pieces of the time were very keenly collected as they were issued.
Paul Skidmore was the son of Peter. This is from Skidmore's series of 'Globe Pennies' that featured well known Provincial buildings, mainly famous Castles and Churches throughout the UK. They were issued them in quite small numbers - plus the dies that Jacobs engraved were quite brittle and many broke before the required number was struck. It is possible that Skidmore made this globe series of pennies for the London coin dealer Denton. The coins were primarily sold to collectors but in these times of desperate need for copper change they often got into circulation alongside the regal copper and other genuine tradesmen's tokens.
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