Welcome to my coin collection.

My main focus is later hammered and early milled English silver circulation coins, but I like to intersperse this with examples of bronze, copper, gold, tokens, Maundy, proofs, and even the odd foreign coin. I also have a focus on Charles I halfcrowns and 18th century tokens.
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  1. First, you have a very nice collection here.

    My search for information regarding a certain token led me to your site. I am a relative novice to numismatics and your collection suggests you likely have much more knowledge than I regarding tokens.

    I’m writing to ask if you would indulge a question regarding a token that recently came into my possession.

    The token is a 1794 Great Britain Middlesex Lackington’s 1/2 penny. The Obverse is a figure of Fame blowing a trumpet, inscribed with “Half Penny of J. Lackington & Co. Cheapest Booksellers in the World.” The Reverse is the Arms of Liverpool between reeds, inscribed with “Deus Nobis Haec Otia Fecit”.

    I found the token on page 136 of Dalton and Hamer’s “The Provincial Token-Coinage of The 18th Century”. Its catalog # is DH-361 and is assigned a rarity level of “scarce” compared to the more common DH-352-357 series that have Fame on the Reverse, and instead a bust of J. Lackington on the Obverse.

    Although Dalton and Hamer do not define “rarity” in their book, Sheldons scale uses RRR = R7 (4 – 12 known) , RR = R6 (13 – 30 known), R= R5 (31 – 75 known), Scarce = R4 (76 – 200 pieces). So perhaps 76 – 200 of these may exist. That scarcity has made it impossible so far to find a cohort token on the internet.

    It is slabbed by ANACS and assigned a grade of VF-30.

    I’ve searched all over to get an estimate of the token’s value, but I’ve come to the conclusion that its relative scarcity makes it less likely that there are any comparative cohorts out there on the internet.

    Would you have any inkling as to what the token’s value might be?

    Thanks in advance,

    Fellow numismatic.


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A collection of predominantly English coins from the Tudor era to the present day