Printed Auction 40 Lot 221

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Printed Auction 40 Lot 221

Middlesex 753Bis (new designation discovery piece). Spence. Copper halfpenny. 11.25 gm. 29 mm. A dog left; MUCH GRATITUDE BRINGS SERVITUDE / A Highlander in full regalia; THE GALLANT GARB OF SCOTLAND. Edge: SKIDMORE XXX LONDON XXX. Good Extremely Fine; even dark toning; extensive die polishing marks in fields suggesting this was a rusted die by the time Skidmore got it.

This edge not listed for this piece. As Waters notes, "Spence sold all his dies to Skidmore about 1796 so it is almost impossible to say for certain which are Spence's or Skidmore's strikings." This must be a Skidmore striking on a Skidmore flan. The flan is a better quality than many of Spence's.

The Mike Sussman Collection of British Trade Tokens.

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