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
223 19th CENTURY AUSTRALASIAN TOKENS. Taylor, W. J., Melbourne, Victoria, Proof Copper Halfpenny, undated, the “UNITED STATES” mule (A 575). A flawless proof, exceedingly rare.
260 19th CENTURY MISCELLANEOUS TOKENS. Kangaroo Office, Pattern Copper Halfpenny, 1851, obv PURE AUSTRALIAN GOLD ISSUED AT THE KANGAROO OFFICE PORT PHILIP NATIVE GOLD EXCHANGED in eight lines, PIECES OF ¼, ½, 1 & 2oz above, ON THE BEST TERMS below, beaded rim, rev kangaroo, MELBOURNE above and W J TAYLOR MEDALLIST TO THE GREAT EXHIBITION 1851 below, edge plain (A 782). Striking weakness at the centre of the obverse and a couple of minute reverse imperfections, otherwise prooflike extremely fine and extremely rare.
261 19th CENTURY MISCELLANEOUS TOKENS. Australia / Canada, Copper Penny Mule, undated, obv reverse of A567, Justice standing, holding scales and cornucopiae, AUSTRALIA above, rev Canadian 2-Sous Token (Breton 528 reverse). Obverse very fine, the reverse good fine, a few edge bruises, exceedingly rare. The cataloguer has been unable to find any record of this token selling but it is thought to be the second of only two known.
497 BRITISH 19th CENTURY SILVER TOKENS. THE SCOTT GODDARD COLLECTION. Lincolnshire. Stamford, Edwd and Fras Butt, Silver Eighteenpence, 1811, obv lion with Royal standard, crown above (D 16). Good extremely fine, brilliant, attractively toned and rare.
508 BRITISH 19th CENTURY SILVER TOKENS. THE SCOTT GODDARD COLLECTION. Norfolk. Attleborough, W M[uskett], R F[rancis] & R K[iddle], Silver Shilling, 1811, rev radiated circle around value (D 6). Good extremely fine, prooflike and attractively toned, faint scuffing on the obverse, rare.
575 BRITISH 19th CENTURY SILVER TOKENS. THE SCOTT GODDARD COLLECTION. Yorkshire. Sheffield, Younge & Deakin, Silver Halfcrowm, 1812, Town Trust arms and crest, rev Justice seated on bale (D 38). Good very fine, rare.
648 BRITISH 18th CENTURY TOKENS. Kent. Appledore, W Peckham, Copper Halfpenny, 1794, windmill etc, rev lion with lamb (DH 3). Nearly mint state with some lustre on the reverse.
657 BRITISH 18th CENTURY TOKENS. Middlesex. G Bayly, Copper Halfpenny, crocodile and tree, rev rattlesnake and tree (DH 253). Nearly mint state with some lustre.
660 BRITISH 18th CENTURY TOKENS. Middlesex. London Corresponding Society, Copper Halfpenny, 1796, man hanging on gallows, LIBERTY AND NOT SLAVERY, rev cypher LCS (DH 290). Nearly mint state with some lustre, rare.
667 BRITISH 18th CENTURY TOKENS. Middlesex. Newgate, Kempson’s, Mule Copper Halfpenny, 1796, Newgate Prison, rev three men hanging on gallows having been executed (DH 397). Good extremely fine, traces of lustre.
738 BRITISH 18th CENTURY TOKENS. Ireland. Munster, Prattent’s, overstrike Copper Halfpenny, 1796, bust of King
Bryen Boiroimhe, rev arms (three sugarloaves), edge PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE LIVERPOOL (Davisson/DH 8e),
struck over a North Wales Halfpenny of 1793 (probably DH 2b). Good extremely fine with plenty of lustre,