Provincial Tokens
Derbyshire Buxton DH 3





Coin Details

Origin/Country: G.BRIT - DERBYSHIRE
Item Description: 1/2P 1796 G.BRIT D&h-3 DERBYSHIRE - BUXTON E: BUXTON TOKEN Derbyshire DH 3
Full Grade: NGC MS 65 BN
Owner: farthing

Set Details

Custom Sets: Provincial Tokens
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

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.

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