Auction 289  21 Feb 2024
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Lot 457

Estimate: 500 GBP
Price realized: 550 GBP
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British Tokens from Various Properties

18th Century Tokens, Co DUBLIN, Dublin, Samuel Cooley, Halfpenny, standing figure of Hope, ship at sea in background, rev. bee-hive and bees on shield flanked by spades, crown above, edge halfpenny payable at samuel cooleys dublin, 8.67g/6h (DH 306; cf. Baldwin 102, 2670). Slightly off-centre and typical of the few known specimens, otherwise fine, a great rarity £500-£700


Provenance: W. Longman Collection, Glendining Auction, 12-13 March 1958, lot 394 [from Spink March 1926]
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