Warwickshire, William Donald, Halfpenny Token, 1792

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Great Britain, Warwickshire, Birmingham, William Donald (died 1798, stocking manufacturer, 29 Bull Street, Birmingham), Copper Halfpenny Trade Token, dated 1792, obverse: DONALD & Co STOCKING MANUFACTURERS WHOLESALE & RETAIL .…
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Great Britain, Warwickshire, Birmingham, William Donald (died 1798, stocking manufacturer, 29 Bull Street, Birmingham), Copper Halfpenny Trade Token, dated 1792, obverse: DONALD & Co STOCKING MANUFACTURERS WHOLESALE & RETAIL . within oval of leaves, HALFPENNY PAYABLE AT around, reverse: beehive and bees within a circle, No 29 BULL STREET BIRMINGHAM 1792 around, twenty-five bees in field, edge PAYABLE . . . . CORK AND IN BELFAST (blundered edge), diam. 29mm (Dalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” unlisted, see D&H 123b).

Fair to fine, edge bruises and surface marks, exceedingly rare, this the only example traced.

Ex F S Cokayne Collection, acquired 10 February 1939; Ex Baldwin’s Basement Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 102, September 2016, lot 1969

Specification

Date1792
Token Group

Tokens

Token Category

18th Century

Token Region

18th century England

Token County

Warwickshire

Metal

Copper

Size (mm)

29

ReferencesDalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” unlisted, see D&H 123b

Provenance

Ex F S Cokayne Collection, acquired 10 February 1939; Ex Baldwin’s Basement Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 102, September 2016, lot 1969

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