Auction 289  21 Feb 2024
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Lot 507

Estimate: 500 GBP
Price realized: 5500 GBP
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British Tokens from Various Properties

19th Century Tokens, Not Local: Irish, Halfpenny, 1806, male bust right with short hair, rev. crowned harp, edge centre-grained, 8.90g/11h (W 2018, this piece, edge type not noted). Overstruck on a Halfpenny of James Hilles [W 1820], of which traces of the undertype remain, surface metal fault between n and d of ireland, virtually as struck with brilliant fields, exceptionally rare if not UNIQUE £500-£1,000


Provenance: 'Dublinia' Collection, Whyte's Auction (Dublin), 21 February 1997, lot 279, where the cataloguer suggested that the piece is a pattern
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