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Welcome to Simmons Gallery; we sell and buy coins, medals, tokens, weights and scales, direct and by auction. We’ve been in this business since 1982. More than 40 years later we are still passionate about numismatics.

MB108095, Kent 162, Deal, John Watts 1/4d, 1664 hanging fleece
MB108095 Kent 161, Deal, John Watts 1664 1/4d – a hanging fleece ex Josland

AUCTION Our auction MB108 has just closed. It was a single collection of 17th century tokens – farthings and halfpennies with the occasional penny token. They are from Kent mainly but with other counties added.

Successful bidders: to check out your lots go to My Account – Bids Won and scroll down to the bottom of the page to click on Check out all. That will take you to the Billing page where you can choose how to pay and your postage will be calculated automatically based on the value of the package. If you’re going to the Midland Fair, you can pick up your lots then as long as you let us know in advance that’s what you want.

Unsolds marked Auction expired on this site will be available at the start price which is in the prices realised.

Prices realised here. If there’s nothing in the third column then the token is available to buy (on a first come first served basis). To download the text only catalogue, click here. If you find any errors, photos upside down etc. let us know please.

These are humble pieces but any collector of 17th century tokens understands that high grade can be elusive or just far too expensive for the pocket. There are many pictorial tokens relating to trades and pub signs. Some are rebus for you to puzzle out. Many are the arms of the livery companies, predominantly the Grocers. The prices start very modestly and are in the main lower than in a single lot in a numismatic auction would command. So bid away and good luck. As usual there is NO BUYER’S PREMIUM!

See our Terms & Conditions for a guide to buying from our auctions and to return to this homepage at any time click on our Simmons logo above.

We’ll be at the Midland Coin Fair on Sunday 10 December for buyers who want to pick up their purchases in person. For other events and links to organisers please look on our events page.

We are no longer inviting consignments for future auctions as we try to take things a little easier in the future. However, we will no doubt post fixed price items for you to buy on this website and the occasional auction.

MB108074, Kent 94, Chatham, John Jeffery 1/4d token - cheese knife
MB108074, Kent 94, Chatham, John Jeffery 1/4d token – cheese knife

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