Middlesex, Skidmore, Halfpenny Token, 1793

Item Reference: C145JG056795 In Stock Share
Great Britain, Middlesex (London), Skidmore (established by John Skidmore, c.1748-1823, furnisher and stove-plate maker with businesses in Clerkenwell and High Holborn, and later token issuer with his sons), Copper Halfpenny…
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Description

Great Britain, Middlesex (London), Skidmore (established by John Skidmore, c.1748-1823, furnisher and stove-plate maker with businesses in Clerkenwell and High Holborn, and later token issuer with his sons), Copper Halfpenny Trade Token mule, dated 1793, obverse: register stove, “No.123 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON” around square edges, PAYABLE AT SKIDMORES FURNISHING REPOSITORY around in outside border, reverse: bust of William Hallan left, WILLIAM HALLAN BIRMINGHAM around (William Hallan, dealer in China and Staffordshire ware, also ran a “registry office” or employment exchange for servants), date below, edge plain, diam. 28mm (Dalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” 484b).

Good extremely fine with a little original colour remaining, struck on a very thin flan thus not fully struck up, circular flan polish still evident, of the highest rarity, this the only example recorded.

Ex Baldwin’s Basement Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 92, September 2014, lot 397

Specification

Period1748 - 1823 AD
Date1793
Token Group

Tokens

Token Category

18th Century

Token Region

18th century England

Token County

Middlesex

Metal

Copper

Size (mm)

28

ReferencesDalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” 484b

Provenance

Ex Baldwin’s Basement Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 92, September 2014, lot 397

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