Baldwin's Auctions 70-72 - Post-Sale Highlights Baldwin’s put on a spectacularly diverse event during the Coinex season. Three days of auctions were packed full of interesting collections and single items from around the world and included an afte
1952 FOREIGN COINS. Crusader Coins. Achaia, Robert of Anjou Tarentum (1346-1364), Florin d’or, undated, Chiarenza, R CLAR/ENTIA, lily, rev S IOHA/NES B R, St John the Baptist standing facing (Schl pl.XII, 33; F 38). Some old light scratches in the reverse field, otherwise very fine and rare.
1 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Abrahams (draper), Lewis, Hobart, Tasmania, Copper Penny and Halfpenny, 1855 (A 1, 2). Both mint state with degrees of lustre. (2)
3 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Allen (general stores), William, Jamberoo, New South Wales, Copper Penny, 1855 (A 6). Better than very fine and very rare. with old ticket stating “prob. the finest known, RRR”
7 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Andrew, John & Co (drapers), Melbourne, Victoria, Copper Penny and Halfpenny, 1860 (A 11, 12). Both prooflike uncirculated, the second fully lustrous, a superb pair. (2)
59 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Dixon, James (storekeeper), Wangaratta, Victoria, Copper Penny, 1862, later restrike (A 111). Good extremely fine with fully lustrous obverse, a truly splendid token, extremely rare.
82 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Hall, H. J. (family grocer, wine and spirit merchant, coffee mills), Christchurch, New Zealand, Designated Restrike Copper Pennies (4), undated (A 174, 176, 177, 178). All about uncirculated with varying degrees of lustre, most struck from severely rusty dies, scarce. (4)
95 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Hedberg, O. H. (oil & color stores), Hobart, Tasmania, Copper Penny, undated (A 203). A flawless example with superb toning, uncirculated and of the very highest rarity.
134 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Lazarus, S. & S. (fancy repository, importers of Birmingham and Sheffield ware, stationery), Melbourne, Victoria, Copper Pennies (3), undated (A 315, 316, 317). First two good very fine, the third extremely fine with a sharp edge, first and last very rare, the second extremely rare. (3)
140 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Levy, Lipman (shoe maker and importer), Wellington, New Zealand, Pattern Copper Mule Penny, undated (c.1860), similar to the previous lot but associated with another reverse type, obv bust of Wellington, Irish legend WELLINGTON & ERIN GO BRACH around, rev Australia seated left, AUSTRALIA above on a broad raised rim (A 674). Some darker patches on the obverse, otherwise extremely fine and a mule of the highest rarity.
173 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. New Zealand, Pattern Penny, 1879, by J Moore (A 399). A very appealing specimen, uncirculated and toned with plenty of underlying lustre, extremely rare. only 12 struck according to Andrews
208 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Stokes, Thomas (token maker), Melbourne, Victoria, Copper Pennies (2), 1862, regular emu reverse, and undated, rev LETTER / CUTTER / BUTTON CHECK / & TOKEN / MAKER (A 510, 515). First nearly extremely fine, a little dull, the second fine and very rare.