Printed Auction 39 Aftersale Lot 211

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Printed Auction 39 Aftersale Lot 211

Middlesex 309 (R). Hackney (David Rebello). Copper halfpenny. 12.45 gm. 29 mm. Bronzed proof. Only 24 struck in copper, 10 in silver. 1795. A church, arms above; the initials JM (Milton, die and manufacturer) on the church ground; HACKNEY CHURCH around above left; MCCXC below / DAR cypher; a knife and palm branch below, a wreath above; HACKNEY PROMISSORY TOKEN 1795 around. Prooflike Uncirculated; struck on a flan that shows faint polishing marks; a transparent bit of discoloration in obverse field to left of church and at edge to the right of the flan.

The Mike Sussman Collection of British Trade Tokens

Ex Groll; with old Baldwin basement tag.

D&H notes that Rebello is "stated to be the first" who issued a private token, intended for collectors to give or to exchange.


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